Monday, March 15, 2010

LA Unified School District to Eliminate All Certified Librarians

Superintendent Ramon Cortines said pink slips will be sent March 15 to 5,200 district employees.


It's official, the floodgates are open, the 3rd largest school district in the country has cut, among other positions, all middle and high school librarians.
"It is heartbreaking that some of our libraries will be closed or unstaffed and that instruction in information literacy will cease," says Karen Gonzalez, a teacher-librarian at Arleta High School, who will be affected by the cuts.
A marked further erosion of public education in this economy, and a demonstration of the short-sightedness of our country's political leadership and school administrators in regards to the importance of information literacy.

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