Advocacy

November 14, 2013

SPARC today applauded Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Al Franken (D-MN) for introducing the Affordable College Textbook Act of 2013, which would reduce the cost of college textbooks by expanding the use of open educational resources.

March 10, 2014

Open Education Week kicked off today with a briefing on Capitol Hill sponsored by the bipartisan Congressional E-Learning Caucus. Leading open education experts and college campus leaders discussed how K-12 and higher education systems can leverage open educational resources (OER) to reduce the cost of textbooks, improve student outcomes, and fuel the economy with a better educated workforce.

March 10, 2014

Section 303 of the bill would undercut the ability of federal agencies to effectively implement the widely supported White House Directive.

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