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Resource ID: #20895
Subject: Education
Source: Chronicle of Higher Education (Washington, D.C.)
Date: June 27



Relegating academic ethics to the backburner, professors are receiving kickbacks from publishers in return for requiring students to purchase the latter's textbooks. Running on a tip from an executive at a textbook company, the article investigates the world of under-the-table payoffs in textbook sales in higher education. The story also cites concrete examples of cases, for example, when a certain publishing company paid professors a hefty $4,000 in turn for requiring his/her students to buy those books.

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