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[Susan notes: Great use of a quotation from Isaac Asimov.]

Published in Modesto Bee
01/07/2009

To the editor


Research support for school libraries

Only one fact is missing from Cuts choking area school libraries (Jan 2): Research consistently shows that schools with libraries with better collections and credentialed school librarians achieve higher reading test scores.



Isaac Asimov wrote, "When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself."



Stephen Krashen, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus, University of Southern California.



Stephen Krashen


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