College students around the country are using Twitter to protest high textbook costs, uniting under #textbookbroke to publically air how much they’re paying for one of the hidden costs of higher education.
Pictures posted with the hashtag show how students are dropping several hundred dollars each semester to pay for textbooks needed for their classes. As one Wisconsin-based researcher told a local ABC station, advocates plan on showing these tweets and pictures to university administrators and state legislators to demonstrate how much students are struggling with the costs.
“We just want to put it into the spotlight. We want them to do something about it. We want legislators to see these pictures to know that there are people that need help,” he said.
Check out some of the ridiculous prices students are paying below:
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