Sunday, May 15, 2011

Really?

According to the LA Times, public school librarians in LA are being put on the witness stand in basement courtrooms and asked the last time they taught a physical education class. Why? If they can't teach in a classroom (or a gym), they're probably going to lose their jobs because of budget cuts. And guess what happens to the library if there's no certified librarian in the school to run it? That's right. The books and computers go under lock and key and stay there. Meanwhile, Wall Street is booming.

I don't even want to talk about teacher evaluations in New York.

2 comments:

Joe Kassem said...

This is very disturbing. Librarians are the keepers of our knowledge and probably some of the most educated public servants out there; not because of the level of their individual college educations, rather because they are exposed to the written word everyday. This is disgraceful, uncalled-for, and downright wrong. Thanks for highlighting this!

Robin Aronson said...

Well said!