Equity Articles - Pre 2017
In working to keep these pages approachable, we've moved articles older than 2017 to this page. There is still powerful content here.
Devaney, Laura. “Resource gap may be key to closing achievement gap.” (eSchool News, May 19, 2016)
Dynarski, Susan. “Why American Schools Are Even More Unequal Than We Thought.” (NYT The Upshot, Aug. 12, 2016)
Eckert, Cory. “Opinion: Libraries Are Not Neutral.” (SLJ, Aug. 12, 2016)
Griffin, Andrew. “Closing Libraries is a Fine Way to Keep the Poor Powerless.” (The Independent UK, March 29, 2016)
Harris, Elizabeth A. “Judge, Citing Inequality, Orders Connecticut to overhaul its School System.” (NYT, Sept. 7, 2016)
Johnson, Doug. “The Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations in Reading.” (The Blue Skunk Blog, March 28, 2016).
LaGarde, Jennifer. “Five Ways School Librarians Can Meet the Needs of Students in Poverty.” (The Adventures of Library Girl blog, May 17, 2016)
Polos, Susan. “View: School Librarians Serve the Whole Child.” (Lohud, The Journal News, March 26, 2016).
Ramos, Cynthia. “School Libraries for EQUITY: Do What’s Right for ALL Our Students.” (TASLTalks blog, June 1, 2016) Cynthia is an HISD librarian and parent.
Rich, Motoko; Amanda Cox and Matthew Bloch. “Money, Race and Success: How Your School District Compares.” (NYT The Upshot, April 29, 2016)
“Seattle’s school libraries: a stark example of rich and poor.” (Seattle Times, May 7, 2016)
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development . “NYU Study Identifies “Book Deserts” – Poor Neighborhoods Lacking Children’s Books – Across the Country.” (NYU, July 12, 2016)
Todaro, Julie Beth and Audrey Church. “Shelving LAUSD’s school librarians would widen the learning gap: Guest commentary.” (Los Angeles Daily News Columns, Aug. 3, 2016)