Stand up 4 Students Pledge
All California students deserve and need equitable access to effective school library programs.

In the recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act, the federal government authorizes, but does not require, that states and local districts include in their local plans how they will “assist schools in developing effective school library programs to provide students an opportunity to develop digital literacy skills and improve academic achievement.”

The American Association of School Librarians defines an effective school library program as one that “has a certified school librarian at the helm, provides personalized learning environments, and offers equitable access to resources to ensure a well-rounded education for every student.” ( http://essa.aasl.org/aasl-position-statements )

Unfortunately, most public schools in California lack a certified librarian and fall far short of this definition. Research clearly shows that schools with high test scores also have highly effective school library programs which ensure their students will have the best chance to succeed in the 21st century.

Now is the time to increase support to school library programs, both through ESSA and state and local funding.

Please support our advocacy campaign to ensure that California students have the opportunity to reach their potential through effective school libraries. For more information, please see our http://Standup4students.org website.

Will you join us in standing up for California students?
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