Closing school libraries? This means war – Philadelphia Weekly

See on Scoop.itK-12 School Libraries

Philadelphia’s school budget woes have shuttered the district’s much-lauded libraries. It’s a failure of basic civilization that cannot be allowed to stand. By Stephen Segal. Add Comment | Comments: 2 | Posted Sep.

Susan Grigsby‘s insight:

The article is well-stated but the comments are also enlightening. Like this one: We hold these students accountable for high acheivement but don’t provide the equity amongst districts and schools to support them, you don’t have to be a math genius to figure out that high standards with NO resources will NOT add up to a quality education."

No it doesn’t – and it doesn’t take a math genius to hold a political office with the power to cut the purse strings of public education either. Very, very sad.

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