Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Alarming news for the school library community, and it's not job reduction-related

Due to incessant bullying from classmates, South Hadley High School student Phoebe Prince committed suicide on January 14, 2010. Now, according to court papers, some of the verbal attacks took place in the school's library, which is made even more alarming as the nation's school libraries are being stripped of certified library educators. Prince's tragedy even has hints of the anti-immigrant, 'you're taking something from me' hysteria. Three of the case reports can be read online:

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