There are a variety of alternatives publishers put out…that are all less expensive and not included in the [BLS Consumer Price Index]. It tends to distort what’s really going on out there.
Why college textbooks are going the way of the dinosaur
Today MarketWatch featured AAP Executive Director of Higher Education David Anderson discussing the benefits of digital learning. Anderson explains why the Bureau of Labor Statistics Consumer Price Index doesn't reflect the reality of what students are paying for their course materials.
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