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In the NY Times – Expendabilty of school librarians?

Posted by Editor on June 29, 2011

Introduction

School librarians are on the chopping block as states and cities seek to cut their education budgets.

In New York City, education officials say that after several years in a row of cutting costs, freezing wages and eliminating extracurricular activities, they may have no choice but to turn to librarians. And with technological advances, education policy makers are rethinking how they view library services in general.

Do superintendents and principals see librarians as more expendable than other school employees? If so, why?

(Note: An earlier version of this introduction included a quotation from Shael Polakow-Suransky, New York City’s chief academic officer, about libraries and technology in the classroom, from The Times’s news article on nationwide budget pressures on school libraries. For his views on the issue, see the article.)

Read this article here.

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