[Susan notes: Again, Steve Krashen delivers the goods. How can California politicos ignore this?]
To the editor
Studies consistently show that better school libraries are related to higher reading scores. California has the lowest reading scores in the nation and also has the worst school libraries. The next state budget includes $4.2 million for school libraries, dead last in the country and 3% of what other states spend (the national average is $20 per child, we will spend 70 cents).
Stephen Krashen, Emeritus Professor, USC
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