Probe: Illinois students using old, tattered books

04/17/2006 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Due to rising book prices and flat state funding for textbooks in recent years, nearly 80% of 50 Illinois public school districts surveyed by the Chicago Tribune were found to be using outdated textbooks in core-subject areas. The problem extends to affluent districts, where some students are using duct tape to hold books together.

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