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The Troubling State of School Libraries

There are currently no federal programs for school library funding, and individual states have failed to take up the initiative. A recent piece of legislation aimed at reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind (ESEA), may help to revitalize federal policy in education.

We need a national agenda and our elected officials to take a stand and ensure equity of library services and certified school librarians to teach the next generation to find and apply information to solve problems, think critically, and develop innovations. Until such time, we shortchange our students and our future. (New Republic)

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