If you care about literacy and learning, please sign this petition.
Ensure all school libraries are properly staffed, open, and available for children every day.
Any school receiving Federal funds should be required to have a credentialed School Librarian on staff full time with a library that contains a minimum of 18 books per student…. Study after study has shown that well-stocked, well-funded, well-organized school libraries staffed by a “highly qualified” School Librarian, or other similarly qualified credentialed individual, improve student reading scores, test scores, and literacy rates. All children have the right to read and to have access to materials that will help them grow as learners and as people.
Here is an excellent article in School Library Journal about one of those studies: Something to Shout About: New research shows that more librarians means higher reading scores.