Wednesday, May 12, 2010

LAUSD begins to slash library funding -

A follow up article to an earlier Los Angeles entry. Noteworthy, as usual, are the research-based advocacy for libraries and library programming, this time courtesy of a retired professor from USC:

"Better libraries are related to better reading achievement. This has been confirmed at the state level, national level and international level, and holds even when researchers control for the effects of poverty," said Stephen Krashen, a professor emeritus of education and linguistics at the University of Southern California.
"The reason for this is obvious: Children become better readers by reading more and the library is a major source of books for children."

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