Do you think professors should take a more active role in lowering textbook prices?
Asked at Massachusetts Street on March 29, 2007
“Yeah, definitely. It think it’s unfair that students have to pay such outrageous prices. They should ask themselves if we always need to buy the newest version of the book or if they can put more of the reference materials online.”
“Definitely. I have plenty of books that I’ve never even used or the teacher only referenced them once or twice. I could’ve easily gotten the information another way, and I can’t return it for the full refund because I already opened them.”
“I think they should. Our biology professor lowered the cost of our book by a ton. So thumbs up to Craig Martin. I think other professors should try to do so as well.”
“Sure. It’s expensive enough to go to school here. The cheaper the books are, the better.”