Libraries are an important factor in the learning process as they provide students with a means of reading and study (Chandler, 2015). As such, this report will explore the need for libraries in charter schools by addressing the following main questions, as well as other minor ones.
Why are charter schools lacking in libraries?
Will libraries be established in charter schools?
What are the strengths of charter school libraries?
There are no libraries in charter schools and there is no budget to set up structures to supply them with sufficient reading materials. Libraries are instrumental in achieving better performances since they inculcate a reading habit in students who find it interesting to read and research widely.
The thought to have libraries in charter schools has been ringing on my mind for a while; hence, I shared the same with my colleagues and neighbours. The thought to research on why these schools lack libraries and how kids are affected was drawn from my personal experience with my 11-year-old child. At her school, they are deprived of reading and researching due to the lack of libraries. As I shared this experience with my colleagues, it was quite successful because all of them were able to understand the situation. Most of them had issues with reading and writing until they were exposed to books, particularly through the libraries. My only worry is convincing the law makers to pass a law mandating budget allocation for constructing libraries in charter schools. However, the successful discussions with the School Board and other parents will assist in making the law makers understand the situation. With support from these groups, I am quite confident that charter schools will have libraries that will greatly benefit the kids.
Chandler, M. (2015, March 10). The Need for Libraries in Charter Schools. Retrieved from Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/charter-schools-less-likely-to-have-libraries/2015/03/10/5e5e723a-c739-11e4-b2a1-bed1aaea2816_story.html?utm_term=.387c8110cc16