Our college aged son is about to start another semester. He works at a local pizza place and has a great boss. The problem is his textbook prices.

We paid for two of his books, and they were almost $350 dollars. One had an option to buy a used copy but had an internet requirement that would have made that avenue even more expensive. He has three more texts to buy, but he says many professors never use the texts and prefers to wait. If he does that, he falls behind if they do use the text.

It is very frustrating. My wife and I graduated from colleges in the mid-1970s and did not pay these prices. What is going on with these prices? My wife and I worked in public education for more than thirty years and know the textbook companies go all out to push their product.

What is going on with these prices???