Why We Need School Libraries

See on Scoop.itK-12 School Libraries

This was written by a parent in Los Angeles, who blogs as the Red Queen in LA: Disarticulating Public Schools It was a bad day 30 years ago when some business management-type decided to restructure…

Susan Grigsby‘s insight:

I have followed Diane Ravitch for years and am deeply impressed with what she has to say about the current state of public schools and their libraries. This is my favorite line: "Libraries may be service-oriented, but the service they provide is fundamental support for the essentially solitary activity of learning." She goes on to say that libraries "(nurture) the intellectual space of the pupil, to provide the support and safety necessary for that process of learning, the rearranging of one’s existing canon of knowledge into a novel set of explanatory connections." 

See on dianeravitch.net


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