Last week the Wall Street Journal published an article detailing how many NYC schools are in violation of state regulations requiring a school librarians in each secondary school. It was quickly covered by other outlets as well.
The NYC DOE has certified school librarians in only half of the city’s secondary schools. Rather than fix this glaring problem, the NYC Department of Education is now requesting a waiver from the state so that they will not have to meet this standard. Obviously school librarians are essential components of any school, most especially moving forward with the common core curriculum.
You can help. We have started a petition to send the state education commissioner and the Board of Regents, I hope you will sign, and pass it on to your colleagues and friends to sign as well.
Our letter to Commissioner King at the Board of Education.
Our students deserve school libraries.