indelible impact on student achievement. Through her personal experience, she also discusses the classroom library vs. central school library debate. Manageability, equity, consistency and space are just a couple of points also raised by Sacks where she is spot on. Many people commented on the post but one person still didn't understand the resistance to having both libraries exist in the school setting given that research has proven access to literacy is a must. Below is the response to those who don't understand why classroom libraries can serve as a threat to school libraries and school librarians.
- To be ‘innovative’ in the re-design of the school library program/position, does that mean to district leadership will cut programs to save money?
- Do we save money at the expense of providing an equitable education for all children?
- Describe the scholarly research that was used by district leadership in making the decision to create classroom libraries?
- Does that research include the impact of school libraries and certified school librarians on student achievement?
- If school librarians are included in the training of teachers, why didn't they receive funding for their collections and some type of recognition for 'job well done?'