Call to Increase Federal School Library Funding

sb10069478bh-001In a move supported by Language Magazine, a coalition of more than 20 education businesses, associations, and media groups has called on the U.S. Congress to support dedicated school library funding in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

The coalition is specifically asking Congress to incorporate the Strengthening Kids’ Interest in Learning and Libraries (SKILLS) Act in ESEA reauthorization, which would expand federal investment in school libraries. Coalition leaders sent the joint letter to U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Chairman Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and HELP Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA).



  1. I agree that more funding and instruction should be spent on school Libraries, well all libraries. The latest research is showing a decrease in comprehension and knowledge of story plot when e-readers are used instead of actual books. Not to mention e-readers emission of blue light inhibits relaxation. Therefore, using an e-reader instead of an actual book to read in bed, to help you fall asleep actually inhibits sleep.

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