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TextbookRebellion.org is a movement of students, parents, professors and organizations inspired to take action against skyrocketing college textbook prices. The textbook publishing industry is broken. We’re raising awareness of the problem of textbook affordability and seeking solutions, like open-license textbooks. Please sign and share our petition so we can bring change to this industry.

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May 31 '11
When you support open publishing, you support free access to ideas, innovations, and learning for all.  Universal access to learning makes us all better off; universal access is the power of open.  
Open publishing is exactly opposite of traditional “Big Textbook” publishers that seek to stifle and exclude.  As Mr. Vaughn says in the article, “copyright law and publishers’ business plans are preventing an enormous educational benefit.” 
Open textbook publishers’ business plans are centered on enabling and empowering everyone’s ability to learn, share, and grow.  A vibrant community of open publishers will force all publishers to behave in a manner that supports education.
Your voice matters.  Be a rebel.  Sign the petition demanding educators and administrators consider and support open textbook solutions today.  If we join together, our voices will be heard.
Sign the petition here:  http://www.textbookrebellion.org/petition

When you support open publishing, you support free access to ideas, innovations, and learning for all.  Universal access to learning makes us all better off; universal access is the power of open.  

Open publishing is exactly opposite of traditional “Big Textbook” publishers that seek to stifle and exclude.  As Mr. Vaughn says in the article, “copyright law and publishers’ business plans are preventing an enormous educational benefit.” 

Open textbook publishers’ business plans are centered on enabling and empowering everyone’s ability to learn, share, and grow.  A vibrant community of open publishers will force all publishers to behave in a manner that supports education.

Your voice matters.  Be a rebel.  Sign the petition demanding educators and administrators consider and support open textbook solutions today.  If we join together, our voices will be heard.

Sign the petition here:  http://www.textbookrebellion.org/petition

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May 9 '11

"[Open-licensed, open-access publishing is] truly the shift from information and knowledge being a scarce good wrapped up between a cover of books, or in some other physical manifestation, to being an abundant good. Everybody can access this knowledge at the same time, and it doesn’t take away from anyone else."

And these textbooks don’t have to cost anything. Not a dime. And they can be made relevant through MIYO second language annotation or substitution of culturally or regionally relevant examples. On the educator’s terms. For free. Brilliant. Now that’s a way to help people learn.

Join the revolution today. Sign the petition demanding free and open textbook solutions now. We’ll all be better off. Thx. 

http://www.textbookrebellion.org/petition

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Apr 15 '11

4/15/11: Another big week in the Rebellion!

Hey Textbook Rebels!

Big week—let’s review it, shall we?  

The Oregon State Legislature’s session came to an end last week without legislators approving a task force to study ways to lower textbook prices. The failure to make progress on the bill was yet another sign that students need to take this movement into their own hands, showing legislators and administrators that high textbook prices are a vital issue and that we need solutions now!

Digital textbook publisher Kno received a $30 dollar investment from Intel, but bloggers from around the web speculated on the repercussions, with many asserting that this meant the end of Kno’s attempts to build an iPad competitor and a likely focus on apps for smartphones.

eCampusNews posted a fascinating analysis on how the decision in the Google Books settlement case could affect the textbook market as well as the digitization of books as a whole.

And Mississippi State University’s student newspaper, The Reflector, wrote an insightful piece on all of the ways students there are looking to duck high textbook prices

OH—and we’re heading to OHIO very soon.  Viva la Rebellion!

Until next week—The Rebel Team

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Apr 12 '11
Be a rebel. Support free and open textbook options. Textbooks are crazy expensive everywhere. Your support helps us all.  Sign the petition today.  
http://www.textbookrebellion.org/petition

Be a rebel. Support free and open textbook options. Textbooks are crazy expensive everywhere. Your support helps us all.  Sign the petition today.  

http://www.textbookrebellion.org/petition

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Apr 6 '11
This happens every day.  Join the rebellion so it doesn’t have to.  Sign the petition to stand with us for free and option options here: http://www.textbookrebellion.org/petition

This happens every day.  Join the rebellion so it doesn’t have to.  Sign the petition to stand with us for free and option options here: http://www.textbookrebellion.org/petition

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Apr 5 '11
Because ideas complete, rather than compete with, one another, creativity and innovation ferment most noticeably when ideas are allowed to circulate openly and freely.

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Apr 2 '11

Open textbook choices - free online, affordable licenses for local print-on-demand & ePub - or an affordable soft cover.  Affordable to anyone + formats to meet everyone’s needs = win.

Be a rebel.  Take charge of the future of textbooks.  Sign the petition today.  http://www.textbookrebellion.org/petition

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Apr 1 '11

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Mar 30 '11

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Mar 28 '11

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