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Subject: RAINdrip:CA Gov. Jerry Brown signs laws to provide free digital college textbooks
From: Larry Medina <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Records Management Program <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Fri, 28 Sep 2012 08:15:05 -0700

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Hopefully, this type of legislation will be "coming to a college system
near you" all soon.  Books for my daughter's 12units (3 classes) this
semester in community college were $483.  And that's a big savings from
last semester, which exceeded $600.

"The current cost of traditional textbooks is so high, some college
students are forced to struggle through a required class without the
textbook, forced to drop classes or sometimes even drop out of college
altogether," Steinberg said in a prepared statement. "There's absolutely no
reason a basic biology, statistics or accounting textbook, for example,
should cost $200."

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*Lawrence J. Medina
Danville, CA
RIM Professional since 1972*

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