Public school libraries get an upgrade

Bob Cox sent along This One that says across the state of CA, school libraries are emerging from the dark
days, reaping the effects of four years of flush education budgets and voter-approved bond measures. This because the California public school system cut most of its librarians 20 years ago, and
let most of its libraries slip into obsolescence. The number of certified library media teachers statewide has grown from 942 to 1,387 since 1998, with Santa
Clara County alone nearly tripling its number to 86. The library credential program at San Jose State University
grew from 25 students six years ago to 200 today.

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