Thursday, October 18, 2012

In Case You Missed It!

Washington, D.C. Area Parents Advocate for School Libraries and Librarians

Photograph (c) School Library Journal.
In the School Library Journal article titled "DC Parents Demand School Librarians Be Restored," journalist Lauren Barack explains how parents are demanding that funding for school libraries and librarians be restored in the wake of the school system's decision to eliminate or divert school library funding.

Here is an excerpt:

The Capitol Hill Public Schools Parent Organization (CHPSPO) has spent the past seven months pushing Washington, DC, to open its coffers to school libraries to replenish shelves, upgrade library spaces and hire more librarians for K–12 students.

“We wanted to get librarians restored but also get District of Columbia Public Schools to make a commitment to get school libraries on their feet,” says Peter MacPherson, a member of CHPSPO and a parent of a 10th grader in public school.

To read the entire article, click here

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