My wife and son are going to college together this semester. Mitchell, a senior at Ghidotti Early College High School, is taking a college calculus and American government class at Sierra College down in Rocklin — “off the hill” from our home. And to share the 45-minute commute to Rocklin, Shannon signed up for an art history class at the same time.
The textbook for “Survey of Western Art III: Modern through Contemporary” goes for $152, but we rented it at Chegg for $33.49. I like Chegg; its CEO is Dan Rosensweig, a former executive at CNET, where I helped launch the news division when it launched and went public in the mid-’90s.
The stock “CHGG” has done well too — no wonder when considering the cost renting vs. purchasing college textbooks!
Mitchell’s calculus textbook is paid for during the semester, a perk of the “early college high school.”
The video “Rising Textbook Prices Mirror Rising Drug Costs” is here: