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!
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.
I love the pow-wow idea! I think that could be fruitful. I don't know if I could swing an all day thing. We Marians meet up here in Longmont at a bar once a month to exchange ideas and discuss issues. But the POW WOW sounds good too!
JENN...PLEASE EXCUSE ALL CAPS...I AM NOT YELLING AT YOU BUT MY CAP LOCK KEEPS STICKING....ON WRITING...KEEP AT IT...I HAVE BEEN WRITING FOR MORE THAT 20 YEARS...JOIN A WRITING GROUP...THEY ARE VERY SUPPORTING AND CAN CATCH GLITCHES YOU DON'T NOTICE....READ YOUR WORK OUT LOUD...TO THE WALLS...AND SEE HOW IT SOUNDS...DON'T FORGET TO PAINT A PICTURE WITH WORDS...NEVER GIVE UP...YOUR FRIEND, KAREN