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The price tag for a college education has skyrocketed in recent years. And having to pay hefty prices for textbooks certainly isn't helping. (John Liu/Wikimedia Commons)MoreCloseclosemore
The price tag for a college education has skyrocketed in recent years. And having to pay hefty prices for textbooks certainly isn't helping. (John Liu/Wikimedia Commons)

The price tag for a college education has skyrocketed in recent years. And having to pay hefty prices for textbooks certainly isn't helping.

Some community colleges are trying to lighten the load by offering "zero textbook" courses.

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti finds out about the approach from Linda Williams, who teaches a zero-textbook business administration course at Tidewater Community College in Virginia.

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Linda Williams, professor of business administration at Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake, Virginia.

This segment aired on August 23, 2016.

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