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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-22-12 07:36 PM
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1. Great diary and post.
I have tried to point out the defunding of libraries in the US under both parties, and no one seems especially interested. They are quickly closing school libraries, and trying to privatize the public ones. I can not in my wildest dreams imagine that more people are not upset.

In fact the ALA has been trying as well to point out that Obama is closing school libraries.

"WASHINGTON, D.C. President Obamas FY2011 Budget Proposal to Congress released today included a $400 billion investment into education but did not include specific funds for school libraries. Additionally, the budget called for a consolidation of the funds for the Improving Literacy Through School Libraries Program, which takes the funds out of reach for most school libraries.

This Administration says it wants to focus on programs that are effective, but it has not only recommended policy that will keep school libraries underfunded, but it will also eliminate funds for a program that the Department of Education has evaluated twice and found to be effective both times, American Association of School Libraries (AASL) President Cassandra Barnett said. AASL is a division of the American Library Association (ALA)."

My diaries at Daily Kos and I also am trying my hand at Twitter
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