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Budget Cuts to School Libraries and Librarians Come at the Expense of Student Learning

05/16/2011

NEA – Checking Out: Budget Cuts to School Libraries and Librarians Come at the Expense of Student Learning.

 “Today’s school librarian is a dynamic, Internet-savvy collaborator with everyone on campus. They collaborate with teachers on lesson plans, write grants in conjunction with administrators, and instruct students on research methods with new media. Yet, because they work behind the scenes, librarian positions are often targeted by legislators looking for a fast way to balance the budget—to the detriment of student learning.

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