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[Susan notes: Short, elegant way of helping public see that something's wrong with budget priorities--and pressures on schools.]

Published in Pioneer Press, Minnesota

To the editor


It is ironic that the Pioneer Press' July 9 article about public library cutbacks appeared one day after an article announcing that

256 Minnesota schools were "under-performing."

Research consistently shows that school and public library quality is directly related to how well children read: Better libraries mean

better readers, and better readers do better in school.

Sharon Androff

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