professornana (professornana) wrote,
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professornana

Remove the labels

ALA and AASL have strongly worded statements about labeling books with levels and points and Lexiles. Here is part of their statement: "
It is the responsibility of school librarians to promote free access for students and not to aid in restricting their library materials. School librarians should resist labeling and advocate for development of district policies regarding leveled reading programs that rely on library staff compliance with library book labeling and non-standard shelving requirements. These policies should address the concerns of privacy, student First Amendment Rights, behavior modification in both browsing and motivational reading attitudes, and related issues."

You can read more here: http://www.ala.org/aasl/advocacy/resources/statements/labeling
Tags: idiocy, levels, lexiles
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