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[Susan notes: Great short, poignant, and to the point letter.]

Published in Houston Chronicle

To the editor

I have been a librarian for 16-plus years now. I have a saying on my library door credited to Harold Howe, U.S. commissioner of education from 1965-1968. It says, "What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks about education." I guess we all know what Texas thinks about its libraries. (See "FUNDING EDUCATION / Choosing sports over libraries is only one battle brewing under Gov. Perry's 65% spending directive," Jan. 31, City and State cover.)

D. Collier, librarian, Orange Grove LMC Aldine ISD

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