Submitted by Blake on September 19, 2016 - 9:21pm
However, as a result of the lack of funding from No Child Left Behind, several districts have been forced to close libraries or asked teachers to pick up those responsibilities.
"This has hurt the state and schools because school libraries aren't supported in the state of Michigan," Lester said. "Currently, only 8 percent of libraries have a full-time certified librarian staffing them."
The decline first started in 2003 and has steadily been on a downward slant ever since, Lester said.
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