[Susan notes: Stephen Krashen is right on target. California has scrimped on libraries for many years. . . and the children suffer as a result.]
To the editor
California's "stellar standards have failed to produce stellar students" because higher standards never result in higher achievement ("California could adopt national English, math standards," 7/25). California will always "languish near the bottom" on reading tests as long as it refuses to invest in libraries.
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