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Check out the Affordable Course Content opportunities at JMU.
According to a recent report by USPIRG, the textbook market is broken.
Key findings include:
Students continue to skip buying assigned textbooks despite concerns it will impact their grade
More students are skipping access codes during the pandemic
COVID-19 is hitting students hard and impacts course material affordability
Lack of reliable internet correlates with significant issues for course material access and student success
Food insecure students skip buying course materials at significantly higher rate