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Document Number: 8723

Textbook Affordability Workgroup: Final Report - As a result of months of research, including a survey of current Florida college policies and procedures, the Workgroup developed recommendations for making textbooks available to students otherwise unable to afford the cost. Among the Workgroup's recommendations: (1) The state board of education should endorse further exploration of open access textbooks; (2)The Florida Department of Education's Division of Florida Colleges should initiate a statewide rental program awareness campaign; (3) Colleges within the Florida College System should collectively seek to secure e-textbook licenses to provide students access to textbooks at no cost; (4) The legislature should consider exempting textbooks from sales tax. (Textbook Affordability Workgroup, Florida Department of Education, July 2010)...

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