President Obama Delivers Another Slap in the Face to School Librarians

Not again. President Obama delivered the same message to media specialists as he did last year. In his FY2012 budget to Congress on Monday, he proposed eliminating Improving Literacy Through School Libraries, a decade-old federal program designed to boost academic achievement by providing students with access to up-to-date school library materials.

And he didn't stop there.

For the first time since taking office, the president is cutting monies to public libraries, asking to slash funding for the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) by about 10 percent—or $20.3million—to $193.2 million from its current $213.5 million. That would mean only $161.3 million in grants would be available next year for our nation's 123,000 public libraries, down from $172.5 million in FY2010.

Full article at School Library Journal


If Obama is so concerned about broadband access for everyone he may want to rethink cutting funding to public libraries who offer that broadband to everyone.

I think Obama is now so desperate to get re-elected he may even ask Sarah Palin to be his Vice-President this time. I voted for him, but now I see it is time to start voting for third party candidates.

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