[Libs-Or] Save US School Libraries by Feb. 4
weberjanet at hotmail.com
Sun Jan 29 21:50:33 PST 2012
I'm not big into promoting political stuff, but in case you haven't heard, ALA made a big push for this last week at mid-winter in Dallas. The previous petition to save American school libraries failed. Less than 4,000 signatures are still needed by Feb. 4th in order for this to proceed.
Ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program.
Every child in America deserves access to an effective school library program. We ask that the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provide dedicated funding to help support effective school library programs. Such action will ensure more students have access to the resources and tools that constitute a 21st century learning environment. Reductions in school library programs are creating an ‘access gap’ between schools in wealthier communities versus those where there are high levels of poverty. All students should have an equal opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to learn, to participate, and to compete in today’s world.
Please sign the petition by Feb. 4th at the link below. Thank you!
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