Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"The Unquiet Librarian" Responds (Eloquently) to President Obama's FY2011 Education Budget

Link to February 2 The Unquiet Librarian blogpost, "An Indecent Proposal". (via Twitter)

Excerpt: Today I learned through the American Library Association and the American Association of School Librarians that your FY 2011 education budget does not include any additional specific funding for school libraries, additional school librarians, or statues mandating certified school librarians for every state. Equally disappointing is the news that the Improving Literacy for School Libraries grant program has been all but put out of reach for school libraries with the FY 2011 budget proposal that will absorb this grant program into a variety of other Department of Education programs.

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