A Response From Julia G

10 01 2010

ASLA has received a response to its letter sent in November 2009, calling for a national enquiry into school libraries. We were hopeful of a positive response, yet have been disappointed in the reply which basically passed the buck to the states – again.

How is it that the Federal government can commit billions of dollars to the building of new primary school libraries across all states, yet seems unconcerned who (if anyone) will be managing those brand new libraries – let alone if anyone is also qualified to teach within them?

We at The Hub recommend writing to Julia Gillard individually (again!) and questioning her response. Some TLs have already done so and a selection of their letters will be available on the site shortly. If you wish to read Ms Gillard’s response, here’s the link

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