Today, a survey released by the ConnPIRG Education Fund shows that 65 percent of student consumers have opted out of buying a college textbook due to its high price, and nearly half say that textbook costs can dictate whether they take a course.
As students across the country prepare to return to campus this fall, textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists. However, several new developments suggest the textbooks market may be reaching a turning point.
With the deadline for voter registration in the upcoming elections just 6 days away, students at campuses across the state launched an unprecedented online and on-the-ground campaign to mobilize young voters to the polls. The effort leverages the strengths of traditional on-the-ground voter mobilization in coordination with newer online tactics, and the result is greater than either method on its own.