Remove librarians from Modesto junior high schools? You have got to be kidding! Studies show that having certificated library staff is directly related to improved reading scores. The works of Keith Curry Lance, Jeff McQuillan as well as the paper "School Libraries Work" support this correlation.
It is hard to understand why Modesto City Schools would choose to undermine their test scores in this fashion. Eliminating librarian positions because other districts in the area don't have those positions is ridiculous. That is saying, "Let's lower the bar for our students' education rather than strive for the best we can give them." Parents, your children will lose a critical service if the junior high librarians are removed from these libraries.
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