Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Petition deadline February 3, 2012:
Please see http://wh.gov/Wgd for the full petition
Ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program.
Every child in America deserves access to an effective school library program. We ask that the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provide dedicated funding to help support effective school library programs. Such action will ensure more students have access to the resources and tools that constitute a 21st century learning environment. Reductions in school library programs are creating an ‘access gap’ between schools in wealthier communities versus those where there are high levels of poverty. All students should have an equal opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to learn, to participate, and to compete in today’s world.