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[Susan notes: Great line cuts to the core of the Obama/Duncan education plan: We are apparently much more interested in measuring than in solving problems.]

Submitted to Washington Post but not published
06/24/2010

To the editor



Missing from "Libraries fading as school budget crisis deepens," June 24, is the overwhelming and consistent evidence showing that school library quality and the presence of a credentialed librarian relate to reading achievement as well as to other measures of school success. This has been demonstrated at the state, national and international levels.



Also missing is the fact that while library funding is being cut, we are planning to spend billions on new standards and national tests, which will result in far more testing than we have ever done before and far more than we need.



We are apparently much more interested in measuring than in solving problems.

Stephen Krashen


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