ALA and the Oklahoma Library Association reports: "Saying it would turn back the clock on decades of education reforms, Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry May 8 vetoed Senate Bill 834, legislation that would have allowed local school administrators to ignore more rigorous state standards and create their own academic benchmarks and rules. Granting control to local districts with no strings attached could have led to making the school library, the library media specialist, and library funding optional...."
California does not yet have state standards for school libraries, but the Board of Education has called for standards, which will be written or drafted this summer. It is about time!