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A consumer rights group wants to turn the page from what it says are excessive prices for college textbooks.

A report released earlier this year by the Student Public Interest Research Groups concludes that textbook publishers keep prices high by undermining cheaper solutions.

“In order to reduce costs for students now, and in the future, we must break free from the traditional textbook market and deliver our educational materials through an alternative model,” the report read.

“One thing is clear: the current textbook market does not deliver the educational opportunity it can and should,” stated Daniel Kelley, a CALPIRG student member at UC Riverside.

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