Textbook Cost Crisis 2014 – The Premise is True, only where it’s not False

Nicole Allen Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis Through OER

Nicole Allen - Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis Through OER 01

$1,207*

Policymakers Journalists Note that the data for books and supplies [-] are estimates, often based on estimates of student budgets by financial aid offices.

  • Don Gorges

    __Here we see a successful Lobbyist using data to spin the message, to create the perception that students spend $1,200 on textbooks. Another way to spin it – in the U.S. there are approx.15.6 million full time and 6 million part time College and University students who, on average, each spend about $400 in the $6 Billion textbook market.  2d ago

    _$1,207 + NCES NOTE: “Note that the data for books and supplies [-] are estimates, often based on estimates of student budgets by financial aid offices.” $1,200 [the data] = College Board Survey reports Student budgets for books and supplies expenses on Financial Aid applications. __ So, ‘average student’ has it figured out, made the calculations and has pegged their budgets at about $1,200. __ Source of NOTE _ http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2006/2006153.pdf _ U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics  1d ago

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    Nicole Allen, Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis Through OER

    Nicole Allen, Solving the Textbook Cost Crisis Through OER

    Nicol Allen CPI as a Grade 2 Class on WEIGHTS 02
    Presented as supporting the crisis premise – convey emphasis and urgency, memorable visual comparisons vs. CPI
    INTERACTIVE DATA TOOLS and Visual Art Graphics
    List different Weights of All Items in Consumer Price Index Basket
    Show changes over time using all relevant measures – technology-enabled changes, innovations, supply, demand and profitability changes
    Student PIRGs -Stand up to outrageous textbook prices and share your textbookbroke story with our Cover the Cost Contest
    20MM’s Cover the Cost! Contest _ http://www.20mmscholarship.org/
     Student PIRGs -Stand up to outrageous textbook prices and share your textbookbroke story with our Cover the Cost Contest
    EMAIL__Skill-Testing Questions to WIN: Find 3 sources supporting ‘Nicole Allen’ True or False Questions. “Textbook prices have risen over three times the rate of inflation in the past decade __, costing students an average of $1200 a year __.  Publishing companies are raking in huge profits __ while engaging in bad practices that drive up costs: issuing new editions that make used books hard to find __, bundling textbooks with unnecessary CDs and pass-codes __, They get away with it because students don’t have a choice __ — we’ve got to buy the book they’re selling, even if the price is outrageous __.”
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