Editorial: Textbook costs are holding Del Mar back

Textbooks Editorial Board Del Mar College and other community colleges have a well-earned reputation for offering affordable higher education and training. To many, they are a saving grace and a life-changing opportunity. They make credible education accessible during a time when four-year universities have become an ever-distant dream for economically disadvantaged communities, and those who do make it are faced with the threat of lifelong debt. Yet despite this promise of accessibility and affordability, community colleges have yet to reach the full potential of that promise. While it can be difficult to make changes to tuition costs due to having…