Seattle’s school libraries: a stark example of rich and poor
Cornwell, P. (2016, May 7). Seattle’s School Libraries: A Stark Example of Rich and Poor. Retrieved from http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/education/librarians-urging-equality-in-school-libraries/
This article sheds light on school library inequality in budget and what they do to raise money for schools. The article talks about budgets within the Seattle school districts and how some libraries are given more money while others are not depending on the school district. In consequence many schools are not able to provide services and materials to their students. Advocates are encouraging equalizing budget through all school libraries.
This article was a good read because it shows how collection development can be difficult within school systems when budget is an issue. However, the article does not give a solution to the problem but shows that librarians need to be proactive in becoming advocates for change. When librarians educate the community of such problem then change can happen with their help.