Present prices for college textbooks are one scam too many. Thankfully just under half of my daughter’s requirements were met through professors that made a point of pointing out where to get the cheapest possible softcover copies, or who would deliberately require an edition before the present edition of a given textbook for a given class.
But having to pay to turn in homework or projects…. Someone should be drafting a discrimination lawsuit ASAP. Pick the right states and hammer away at this with lots of publicity.