In Mayor Bowser's proposed FY2022 budget, 37 schools across the District do not have a full-time librarian. 17 schools, or 46% of schools without a full-time librarian, are in Wards 7 & 8. 43% of all schools in Ward 7 & 8 will not have a full-time librarian.

Investing in librarians is a critical to closing the large and growing achievement gaps that plague our city. Research is clear -- when schools have high-quality library programs and librarians who share their expertise with the entire school community, student achievement gets a boost. 

Join us in asking the DC Council to amend the DC Public Schools budget to redirect funds from Central Office to ensure that there is a full-time licensed library media specialist in every DCPS school.



The Voice of Education

The Washington Teachers' Union advocates for funding and education policies to ensure that ALL students - regardless of race, ethnicity, immigration status, zip code, or luck in a school lottery - receive world class educational opportunities that empower them to fulfill their limitless potential.

Join us in advocating for our students, schools, and educators.

The success of our schools - and our teachers - is the direct result of the policies and funding priorities managed by DCPS and put into place by the lawmakers of Washington, D.C. Join us in promoting solutions that put students & teachers first.

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