School libraries in trouble?

Texas academic librarian writes to share this story from the Houston Chronicle, "Choosing sports over libraries is only one battle brewing under Gov. Perry's 65% spending directive"

"Standard & Poor's school evaluation services is nonpartisan and designed to help policymakers, educators and parents understand relationships between achievement and investment. In addition to Texas, the study looked at Minnesota, Ohio, Louisiana, Kentucky, Florida, Kansas, Arizona and Colorado, among a number of states considering a 65 percent rule. The study concluded that while the data do not support mandating a minimum instructional spending threshold, monitoring the percentage districts allocate to instruction can be a useful benchmark."

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