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Textbook Affordability and College Success Brief Post and Article

By Alyse McKealcreativecommonsorg

Textbook affordability is near and dear to my heart, something I care about greatly for its impact and reach are far and wide. While in my graduate school programs, I remember struggling to get my required reading completed due to not owning a textbook or sharing a textbook with a classmate. Sometimes I had to find part and parcel of a textbook online, do a short term rental, or implore a librarian friend to interlibrary loan the item for me, which can be quite tricky. This is not only an issue for me, but may be more of an issue for mine and your students alike. Textbook affordability matters greatly for student success and student retention and graduation (when speaking to our administrators).  “How to Reduce the Cost of Textbooks” by Joseph Eposito is a timely article available at https://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2017/03/27/reduce-cost-college-textbooks/  .  This is especially true with the fall 2017 school year almost upon us. Students are beginning to register for classes and get their textbooks this spring. Let’s start planning to effectuate change for them now! #textbookaffordability #studentsuccess #affordability #success

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