Math professor in hot water for not using high-priced textbook

California State University-Fullerton’s Alain Bourget was threatened “with discipline as serious as dismissal” after he taught a course with his preferred texts instead of that mandated by his department.
That required text is co-written by his (math) department chairs and costs $180.
“I didn’t gain anything from doing this,” Bourget says. “I knew it would cause me trouble in the department, (but) I feel completely dishonest trying to sell a book I don’t believe in.”

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