We are so fortunate at Mira Costa to have a strong school library. So many schools in California and across the U.S. do not.
“WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:
Ensure that every child in America has access to an effective school library program.
Every child in America deserves access to an effective school library program. We ask that the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provide dedicated funding to help support effective school library programs. Such action will ensure more students have access to the resources and tools that constitute a 21st century learning environment. Reductions in school library programs are creating an ‘access gap’ between schools in wealthier communities versus those where there are high levels of poverty. All students should have an equal opportunity to acquire the skills necessary to learn, to participate, and to compete in today’s world.”
Petitions posted on this site need 25,000 signatures to be forwarded to President Obama. Please add your signature and spread the word far and wide. We need more signatures by February 4 for this petition to be forwarded. We can do it if we all get out the word to colleagues, family, and friends. Our students’ futures depend upon strong school libraries. Let’s advocate to make it happen.
To sign, click this link to go to the petition. You do need to create an account, then sign in. Some people have had challenges getting logged in. If you have trouble, try another browser. If you still have trouble, click on ‘forgot password?’. You’ll fill out the dialog box and then it sends you a new password in your email. When you get that, you are sent to a site to change your password then you can go back to the original site and type in your new password. That seems to work. I did have to log in about three times before I succeeded. The time and effort will be worth it!
Thank you for your support of strong school libraries for all students!