Wednesday, September 14, 2011
EDUCATION and the AMERICAN DREAM.
As long as six years ago, speaking/appearing in schools, I began to hear about librarians being fired. Schools with no trained librarians became the norm in some states--or there might be one librarian serving 6-10 schools, spending half the day driving.
EDUCATION is being gutted to meet budget cuts.
Do we want to create a low wage-earning underclass? Because this is how you do it. You make education--even a self-guided/public library education like my own-- harder and harder for people of limited means. You take away the level playing field of good public education. You let the universities charge fees very few can afford. This dismantling of public education and public libraries is underway and growing. And it is the the worst betrayal of the American Dream I can imagine.
Please, look into what your own state is doing and make some noise. If we don't, no one will.
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