Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Teachers union chief pushes for libraries in Philadelphia schools
Link to November 24 Philadelphia Inquirer article.
Excerpt: Nearly half of all city public schools have no libraries, a fact that has long galled Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan.
Tuesday, at a news conference at University City High School, Jordan called for the district to ensure that each of the district's 258 schools was equipped with a library.
"There's nothing more important in educating your children than developing them into great readers," Jordan said in an interview. "Librarians work with teachers and help support curriculum across disciplines."