Texas: Empty Shelves, Few Books in Libraries at Some Houston Independent School District Schools
Empty shelves and a scarce book selection at some of the schools in Houston’s poorest neighborhoods have parents calling for change.
A concerned parent recently took several photos of the library at Cullen Middle School in hopes of getting something done about it.
“When you go to some of the more affluent schools in the more affluent neighborhoods, you don’t see this problem. You see the problem in the black neighborhoods or the Hispanic neighborhoods,” said parent and community activist Gerry Monroe. “I understand the district is in a budgetary crunch, but at the end of the day we still have kids that report to that school every day.”
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com.