How do you save students money that they weren’t already spending? You can’t, and OpenStax adjusts their savings data in a welcome move in the OER community.
About the Diverging Textbook Prices and Student Expenditures
This is part 3 in this series. Part 1 described the most reliable data on A) how much US college textbook prices are rising and B) how much students actually pay for textbooks, showing that the College Board data is not reliable for either measure. Part 2 provided additional detail on the data source (College […]
Postscript on Student Textbook Expenditures: More details on data sources
There has been a fair amount of discussion around my post two days ago about what US postsecondary students actually pay for textbooks. The shortest answer is that US college students spend an average of $600 per year on textbooks despite rising retail prices. I would not use College Board as a source on this […]