Skip to comments.Cambridge Public Schools Librarian to Return Book Donation by FLOTUS Melania Trump
Posted on 09/27/2017 4:24:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
A Cambridge Public Schools librarian has explained why her class won't be keeping a donation of books donated by First Lady Melania Trump.
In an open letter on the book review site, Horn Book, elementary school librarian Liz Phipps Soeiro explained that her school already has thousands of books and postured that there were schools in greater need of the donation. She also took the opportunity to criticize the policies of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Soeiro criticized the choice of donated books as well.
"So, my school doesnt have a NEED for these books. And then theres the matter of the books themselves. You may not be aware of this, but Dr. Seuss is a bit of a cliché, a tired and worn ambassador for childrens literature," she wrote.
Soeiro continued, writing that schools in large cities are in greater need than hers in Cambrige.
"School libraries around the country are being shuttered. Cities like Philadelphia, Chicago, and Detroit are suffering through expansion, privatization, and school choice with no interest in outcomes of children, their families, their teachers, and their schools. Are those kids any less deserving of books simply because of circumstances beyond their control? Why not go out of your way to gift books to underfunded and underprivileged communities that continue to be marginalized and maligned by policies put in place by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos? Why not reflect on those high standards of excellence beyond only what the numbers suggest? Secretary DeVos would do well to scaffold and lift schools instead of punishing them with closures and slashed budgets."
You can read the entire letter here.
She has enough copies of Mao’s Red Book and Marx’s Communist Manifesto I guess for her class.
So rude. These Left Wing nuts are totally rude and deaf
She could have just told the truth, the STudents Can’t Read!
What a nasty woman. Hope the internet makes her famous.
Liz Phipps Soeiro
Not because they don't have plenty of books, but because they would have to pay additional union employees to operate a library for students who (as mentioned above) often can't read. In some schools, parents have volunteered to operate libraries, but the unions won't allow it.
For the Children, you know. A child can't be allowed near a book without a certified NEA member standing by.
Liberals are scum
Tacky clueless ungrateful fool.
Hope she gets no new library funds for decades.
Not only are her students having a difficult time reading, she, too, may suffer from the same malady. She had not kept in touch young people. I mean what do the child psychologists say about engaging kids in fantasy so that they might enjoy reading? I am sure this “teacher” is very superior,wouldn’t you say?
A cliche walking.
You would think an advance party from the White House would have contacted the school before giving the books, giving them an option to decline the donation. The article implies the donation was completed. I guess the lesson to learn is to ask people if they want something before you give it to them.
What an evil heart the librarian has. Mean ash Communist.
Well she told her.Hehehehhe.First Lady is gonna cry/Not.Obama did most if not all of this ,she should address her letter to him.Also thank him for gender confusion and Drag Queens reading to the children in the libray and giving the children Drag Queen names.
What an ugly woman, inside and out. Such a hateful person should not be allowed near children.
I guess she would be more comfortable with donations like: "Heather Has Two Commie Mommies"
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