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Read-in at Tyee School protests provincial budget cuts in education

Students, staff and parents at Tyee Elementary School were part of a citywide "read in", yesterday, the schools Parent Action Committee co-chairman, Joan Harvie, said.

Students and staff read to themselves or read to each other, students read to their parents or with their parents in all areas of the school. "This was our way of showing how disappointed and upset we are with the lack of funding and the related budget cuts that are likely to affect our schools library and teacher librarian," Harvie said.

"The library is the heart of the our school and the only part of the school that is for everyone, students, staff and parents. More cut backs to libraries and librarians would be yet another blow to our already besieged public education system. The potential loss of more librarian hours would be devastating to our community of learners, many students who are reluctant readers learn to love reading because of the stories Mrs Evans, our teacher librarian, reads at lunch time," Harvie said.

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