Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Activist Alert!

Help Ensure 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.

To sign the petition asking the Obama administration to support this dedicated funding for effective school library programs, click here

Hint: If you experience difficulty signing in to the petition, please log out and try again. You might also want to try a different web browser or computer if possible. 

THANK YOU for supporting school libraries!