Saturday, July 21, 2007

Professor Says Textbooks Are Too Expensive, Quits Using Them

Ron Hammond, Phd, professor at Utah Valley State College, has quit using textbooks in his classes. Why? They're too expensive.

The cost of textbooks is rising faster than inflation and Hammond doesn't feel right forcing his students to purchase ever more expensive books on top of their already expensive tuition and fees.

"I think it's immoral because of the cost of it," Hammond told the Central Utah Daily Herald.

More here.

1 comment:

Tim Banks said...

This is the VERY reason I wrote my own conducting textbook, and kept the cost down. But I believe real world will very soon solve most of this financial controversy ... various digital media will replace most of what we have experienced as textbooks within the next few years.
Thanks for blogging it, Dr. C
Best, TPBanks