TRENTON � A measure sponsored by Senator Shirley K. Turner, which would help regulate the ordering and sale of college textbooks was approved today by the Senate Education Committee.
�While it�s no secret that the cost of textbooks is ever-increasing, it is important that schools don�t �break the bank� when choosing required texts for classes,� said Senator Turner, D-Mercer, who chairs the Senate Education Panel. �Technology changes and improves, new scientific findings are made, and those discoveries are among the reasons why textbooks are constantly being updated. Schools bookstores must make sure that the cost they charge for textbooks is reflective of the price they pay to buy them from the publishers. Schools cannot use marked-up book prices to profit off of our students.�