A report released today by the Student PIRGs shows that an alternative textbook model called open textbooks could save undergraduate students more than a billion dollar a year.
New report shows alternative textbook model could save students a billion dollars.
As students at Rutgers and across the country return to campus this fall, textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists. However, a new open textbooks pilot program planned for Spring 2015 may alleviate how hard these costs hit students’ pocketbooks.
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College students could save an average of $128 a course if traditional textbooks were replaced with free or low-cost “open-source” electronic versions, a new report finds.
Before entering the classroom of an intro-level economics course, students get a real-life experience with the subject — the required textbook costs $290 on Amazon.
McCutcheon v FEC was decided on April 2, 2014. The decision eliminated certain campaign finance regulations that limited the amount wealthy donors could give.
U.S. PIRG research found that this ruling could bring $1 billion in additional campaign contributions from fewer than 2,800 elite donors through the 2020 election cycle.
The New Jersey Public Interest Research Group is working with state activist groups to prevent fracking in the Delaware River Watershed.
According to a press release by NJPIRG, the organization is working with Rep. Rush Holt, D-12, to appeal to the Delaware River Basin Commission, which could prevent drilling in the area.
Olivia Harry, fracking coordinator for NJPIRG, said they were reaching out to students for tabling. So far, the organization has collected more than 700 signatures and has gotten 800 students to call Gov. Chris Christie’s office.
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