Thursday, August 15, 2013

MoveOn Petitions - Librarians Belong In NYC Schools

Librarians Belong In NYC Schools

By Christian Zabriskie (Contact)
To be delivered to: Dr. John B. King, New York State Commissioner of Education, Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor, Anthony S. Bottar, Vice Chancellor, James C. Dawson, Board of Regents, Member at Large, Geraldine D. Chapey, Board of Regents, Member at Large and 12 other targets (click here to see more)
Petition Statement:
School Librarians are essential to education. We the undersigned feel that the NYC DOE (New York City Schools), should NOT be granted an exemption to state law which requires school librarians and which they have been in gross violation of for some time. School librarians have been shown to improve student performance in numerous studies and New York City public school students have a right to this important educational resource.

Petition Background

New York City Schools are seeking a waiver on state law which requires them to have school librarians in middle schools and high schools. Less than half of NYC schools have a librarian. This is an important resource for our kids and NYC DOE cannot give up on addressing this problem. Sign the petition!

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