I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher…"
"worksheets, scripted instruction, AR tests, copy & paste "research" projects with questions selected by the teacher (Loertscher's Bird Units), and lecture . . . are just a few of the activities that rush to the front of my mind.…"
"WAY back in the day when I first learned what it was to be a professional teacher, the concept of inquiry wasn't even on the map. In those days, all learning was originated with the teacher, directed by the teacher, and evaluated by the…"
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I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight. If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!