The District of Columbia Public Schools are cutting librarians. Almost half their schools will be without qualified librarians when school reopens.
This despite more than 60 studies conducted in 22 states that directly link qualified school librarians to student achievement.
Hey, D.C.! I’ve got a suggestion for you. Why not cut 9% from your bloated $36.3 million administration budget? That’s enough to save all the district’s librarian jobs. You should start the cuts with whichever idiot at central office thought librarians contributed less to your children’s education than the pencil pushers downtown.