June 2011

Librarians Being Cut Again

It’s so sad to hear that across the country, librarians are taking huge cuts in schools as they attempt to save money. In New York, a district recently cut a whopping 15 out of 20 librarians across the district in order to, according to the superintendent, save all-day kindergarten. In another district in Oregon, every librarian there—48 people—are at risk of losing their jobs as well.

Honestly, librarians are likely of more worth to children than full day kindergarten is; half-day or no kindergarten at all would certainly better fuel their imaginations and creativity levels, as would better access to books and librarians who can help children find them.