An Introduction to Our Two-Part Series About How California’s Major University Systems Have Been Tackling the High Cost of Textbooks and the Larger Issue of Learning Inequality
The last several years have seen lots of discussion and debate about the need to make textbooks more affordable in order to combat the high-cost of college that all too often leaves young people saddled with lifelong debt — or worse, which prohibits them from getting the education they need in order to live up to their academic, personal, and financial potential.
In the coming weeks, we’ll present part one of two-part series where we look at California, my home state and the home to some of the largest colleges and universities and state school systems in America, to see exactly what has become of those discussions — and the subsequent efforts and results — about the cost of learning materials and the larger questions about unequal access to education.
- In part one, we’ll focus on Cal State’s Affordable Learning Solutions with a particular look at Sacramento State as an example.
- In part two, we’ll turn our attention to UC’s Affordable Course Materials Initiative and we’ll zoom in on how that plays out at UCLA and UC Riverside.
Stay tuned, this will be a must-read series that goes well beyond California in terms of relevance.