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In Praise of Librarians

February 16, 2009 Leave a comment


Today’s New York Times has a great front-page feature article by Motoko Rich on school libraries, starring Stephanie Rosalia, the librarian at P.S. 225 in the Brighton Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn. The good news is that she is doing fabulous work. The bad news is that school librarians are among the first to go in budget cuts.

Ms. Rosalia sounds like a gem. My favorite line from her is, “We are teaching them how to think. But sometimes the Board of Ed seems to want them to learn how to fill in little bubbles.”

The article opens with an example of the kind of teaching (yes, teaching) that Ms. Rosalia does:
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