The Bookshelf, Young Texas Reader, Blog Notes, & Texana Youtube Channel

The Texas Bookshelf is for single, specific books' reviews and author interviews . The Texas Parlor ranges more broadly than my other websites. The Young Texas Reader focuses on the youngest through teenagers. Texas Blog Notes surveys blogs of historical and literary interest. I've started a Will's Texana Youtube collecting channel where 1,000 videos are collected in 100 playlists . Find Will in Houston or at willstexana {at} yahoodotcom

Friday, February 29, 2008

Houston School Libraries Standards

Back in December we read Jennifer Radcliffe's article in the Houston Chronicle regarding the poor condition of many HISD school libraries in terms of their book stock, staffing, and facilities (when present). Folks wrote letters in support of school libraries. (It turns out that poor libraries equal poor achieving students. Golly, who'd guessed?)

This February we've been blessed by learning that a high HISD official has described the state standards for school libraries as "Cadillac" standards. When such starkly inaccurate statements are made one wonders, is the person just ignorant, inveigling for bureaucratic purposes, or what?

If you want a fact sheet to the contrary from willstexana, just ask.

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