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This is an open “thank you letter” to Professor Fireman, of the Statistics Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:
Dear Professor Fireman,
I’m currently enrolled in your Stat 100 class at UIUC. Thank you for your policy on textbooks. When I entered your lecture on the first day, I had with me a copy of the 4th edition of “Statistics” by Freedman. This book was listed as “required” by the Illini Union Bookstore, and carried a price tag of over $90 dollars.
After class started, you asked us if anybody had purchased the book. I raised my hand, and you told me to come down to the front of the lecture hall. You asked me how much I paid, and I said $95. Your response…? “You just paid $85 too much for that book.” Read more…