No Librarians Left Behind
Submitted by birdie on December 4, 2007 - 7:16pm
Librarians want input into "No Child Left Behind" according to this article from <a href="http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/washington/news.aspx?id=72215"> the Medill Report</a> (Northwestern University). “For 20 years we have had standards and a curriculum and are considered to be teachers,” said Linda Williams, chairwoman of the American Library Association’s No Child Left Behind Task Force. “But still in the minds of some we just check out books and read to kids.” At a time when many educators are trying to break free of No Child Left Behind, bemoaning high-stakes testing and arbitrary standards, school librarians are supporting language to write themselves into the landmark federal law as it faces renewal.