Campaigns Spreading To Reverse Downturn In Library Financing

Manzo, Kathleen Kennedy
February 2008
Education Week;2/13/2008, Vol. 27 Issue 23, p10
The article discusses efforts in Washington state to scale back on school library services as a way to save money. However, Fund Our Future Washington, a parent group from Spokane, Washington, are fighting the changes. School librarians were made part-time employees, meaning that the school library is often closed and librarians cannot take an active role in students' education. Media center programs are largely considered supplemental and subject to budget cuts.


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