Education: Textbooks

In 1928 U. S. school children would have been surprised to learn that their combined book satchels contained 58,089,967 new textbooks whose total value was $39,024,067. These figures, compiled by the U. S. Office of Education, were published in School & Society last week. Other findings:

¶ Of the total expenditure for new books, 91% of the purchases were for use in public schools. Of these public schoolbooks, 65% were issued free.

¶ In the following 22 States and the District of Columbia no public school moppet need spend a penny for books...

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