The Illinois School Library Media Association (ISLMA) has issued a statement along with the Illinois Library Association and YALSA commending the students at DuSable High School for staging a successful read-in to protest the lay-off of their school librarian, and calls on Chicago Public Schools to reinstate school libraries in all schools across the city. The Chicago Teachers’ Union issued a recent report indicating that only 32% of CPS high schools have a school librarian on staff. In addition, the report reveals that schools whose student population is a majority African-American are disproportionately impacted by the cuts. To read the full press release from ISLMA.
YALSA joins with ISLMA and ILA to call for reinstating school librarians in Chicago Public Schools
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