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Universidades de CA trabajan para reducir alto costo de libros de texto

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Wednesday, November 1, 2023   

Los estudiantes universitarios pagan más de $1.100 al año por libros y útiles, por lo que muchas escuelas están trabajando para tratar de reducir esa carga. Un estudio del US Public Interest Research Group encuentra que el costo de los materiales de los cursos ha aumentado a un ritmo de tres veces más que tasa de inflación desde la década de 1970, debido principalmente a la falta de competencia en la industria editorial universitaria. Cailyn Nagle de la Fundación Michelson 20 Million Minds es coautora del informe.

"Vemos que el 65% de los estudiantes omiten la compra de un libro de texto debido al costo, y el 21% omiten la compra de códigos de acceso porque no pueden pagarlo," explicó Nagle.

Muchas bibliotecas universitarias prestan libros de texto y las librerías venden libros usados y facilitan el alquiler o las descargas digitales. Los estudiantes buscan ofertas en línea. Y las escuelas también están avanzando hacia un modelo de Recursos Educativos Abiertos, donde los cursos utilizan libros de texto, revistas y otros materiales gratuitos en línea. En 2021, el Estado de California asignó más de $115 millones para ayudar a las escuelas a promover la transición.

Leslie Kennedy trabaja en la Oficina del Canciller de la Universidad Estatal de California.

"Trabajamos duro para ayudar a los profesores a tomar conciencia de los materiales de los cursos de costo cero y ayudarlos con el tiempo y el esfuerzo que se necesita para migrar sus cursos utilizando un material gratuito o de bajo costo," analizó también Kennedy.

Recientemente, el gobernador Gavin Newsom firmó el Proyecto de Ley 607 de la Asamblea, que requiere que los colegios y universidades revelen los costos de sus cursos con anticipación.

Apoyo para esta historia fue proporcionado por la Fundación Lumina.


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