Today, U.S. PIRG, along with a broad coalition of 91 education organizations, institutions of higher education, technology companies, and foundations called on the White House to ensure federally funded educational materials are made freely available to the public as the administration develops an Open Government Partnership plan this fall.
In Citizens United the Supreme Court handed a giant megaphone to the wealthiest interests, and today, with their ruling in McCutcheon, they’ve turned up the volume even higher. The last thing we need right now is to increase the giving of the donors with the deepest pockets.
As students across the country prepare to return to campus this fall, textbooks remain one of the priciest items on their shopping lists. However, several new developments suggest the textbooks market may be reaching a turning point.