I really enjoyed this article from the Stuff website about the roll of libraries in schools. I think that it's a tragedy that any school would consider taking such a wonderful resource away from students. The article starts:
'Schools do an incredibly difficult job. Students have complex needs and varied backgrounds, teaching is an exhausting and often thankless job, and the regulations are convoluted. There's the National Curriculum, National Standards, National Education Goals, and the National Administration Guidelines, to name a few (the last two are interesting reading if you have a school-aged child)'.
To read the article in full, click here.