Educators are super busy. They have a big and important job to do in helping the young minds of tomorrow grow. They often do not have time to be savvy shoppers. So, how can they possibly find the time to assess value when it comes to purchasing instructional materials?
Shopping as a teacher is very challenging. Your budget is limited and you have many students with a variety of needs to meet. Often times, in the rush of buying materials in the break room while trying to eat lunch in under 15 minutes, a teacher will mistakenly look at price and equate it with value. The issue with this line of thinking when it comes to books and book lending, is that pricing does not tell the entire story. The rest of that story is about usage.