Professors Would Have to Use Same Textbook for 3 Years Under Florida Bill

Legislation aimed at curbing textbook costs in Florida would restrict how often professors could change the course materials they assign, stirring concern among faculty members that they would be forced to teach outdated information.

The bill, in the Florida Senate, would require that undergraduate course textbooks remain in use for at least three years at state institutions, unless a professor successfully appealed to administrators to change course materials more frequently. The