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Book Buying Among College Practices Under Scrutiny

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Book Buying Among College Practices Under Scrutiny

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Book Buying Among College Practices Under Scrutiny

Book Buying Among College Practices Under Scrutiny

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After the recent financial aid scandal where financial aid officers at universities accepted favors from private lenders, other university practices are under scrutiny.

Professors are continuously courted by textbook sellers who want their latest publications to become required reading. And among the latest products is a customized textbook. It's tailored to the needs of a specific class in a specific semester at a specific school. Some worry about the potential for abuse.

Charles Compton of member station WEKU reports from Richmond, Ky.