Report: Affordable Higher Education

Affordable Textbooks: A Policy Guide

Released by: U.S. PIRG Education Fund and the Student PIRGs

The purpose of this guide is to provide policy guidance to thought leaders and decision-makers from all levels of institutions and government – from individual campuses considering policies that support open textbook use and development to state legislators that are considering approaches to making textbooks more affordable.

This guide contains:

1. Issue Background

2. Open Textbook Policy Ideas

3. Key Constituencies & Addressing Their Concerns

4. Additional Components of a Good Policy

5. Sample Policies

Priority Action

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