Originally Posted by Gianfranco
That is so sad. I have confronted teachers a lot of times, asking why they recommend a book that costs 500-700 Skr -> approx 80 - 110 USD. even though only 1-3 chapters in the whole book is used. It's rotten.
Having taught part time as well as discussing with department heads, the real reason is "politics". Most likely the teacher was not even allowed to provide input.