Skip to content


It’s no coincidence that Michigan literacy rates are plummeting at nearly the same rate that school librarians and libraries have been eliminated from schools.

It’s No Coincidence

It’s no coincidence that Michigan literacy rates are plummeting at nearly the same rate that school librarians and libraries have been eliminated from schools.

https://actionsprout.io/07BFEB

It’s no coincidence that Michigan literacy rates are plummeting at nearly the same rate that school librarians and libraries have been eliminated from schools. (CLICK TO TWEET)

In fact, the number of school librarians in Michigan dropped 73% between 2000 and 2016 compared to a national decline of 20% and 92% of schools in the state now don’t have a full-time certified school librarian. (TWEET THIS)

Literacy rates have also been on the decline since 2003. The state now ranks 35th in the nation for 4th-grade reading scores as measured by a national student achievement assessment, the lowest of any state in the Midwest. (TWEET THIS)

What is really surprising is that prisons in the state of Michigan are required to have a library and a librarian but public schools are not. (TWEET THIS)

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on: November 19, 2020, 6:19 am Category: Uncategorized

0 Responses

Stay in touch with the conversation, subscribe to the RSS feed for comments on this post.

Some HTML is OK

(required)

(required, but never shared)

or, reply to this post via trackback.