In the early 1980s I would dutifully go to Russell House bookstore at USC every semester to buy textbooks. I would leave the store feeling like I’d just been pistol-whipped, robbed, then dumped on the side of the road in my underwear.
The textbook prices were almost criminal back then, and I can’t imagine what they must be nowadays. Here’s a story from the NYT that may herald relief for future generations of college kids, and could also mean potential budget savings for K-12 schools. Read the article here.