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67% of college students say they’ve had to buy a book written by their professor, and some are fed up with lining their prof’s pockets
Professors assigning their own books can give off the impression they are profiting off their students or biasedly selecting course material.
The University of Delaware student Amelia SanFilippo told CBS she incurred the hefty fine on a $62.70 textbook she returned only four days late.
Bill and Melinda Gates said software is making school textbooks obsolete, and it could save college students thousands of dollars
Not only is technology making physical textbooks "a thing of the past," Bill and Melinda Gates wrote, but it's making education cheaper, too.
The state is starting an open educational resources effort among some colleges that'll save at least $5 million in textbook costs over the next five years.