Friday, September 29, 2017

presidential philanthropy rebuffed

And here you thought school librarians were those plump and malleable grey-haired little ladies!
A school librarian has declared that she would not like a selection of Dr Seuss classics here, there or anywhere, after refusing books donated by Melania Trump.
Trump had sent a collection of 10 Seuss books, including The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham, to schools across the country to mark National Read a Book Day. One school in each state, identified by the US department of education as having achieved high standards of excellence, received a package along with a letter signed by the first lady telling pupils that “the key to achieving your dreams begins with learning to read”.
But Liz Phipps Soeiro, an award-winning school librarian at Cambridgeport elementary school in Massachusetts, turned down the offer, saying that her school has no need for the books. In a letter posted on the Horn Book site, she suggested that Trump should send the books to schools with fewer resources.
The wind may blow and the shit may fly, but I say, "Right on, little sister!!!!!"

I wonder how many philanthropists could learn a lesson here.

1 comment:

  1. Let's award the fattest guy with an ice cream, and the richest with a check.