State Rep. King Banaian (R-St. Cloud) tells the Minnesota Daily that textbook publishers are required to release custom-text information and pricing info to faculty, but no one says how that’s supposed to get into the hands of students:
“What my bill does is try to provide this information that already exists … and get it to students hopefully at a time where they have a chance to look at all of the alternatives they have to get that textbook at the lowest price possible.”
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Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.