After some discussion, we decided a recent comment to Connie’s great post (“Does Your Principal Know How You Are Affecting Student Achievement”)should be elevated to a regular post – because “too controversial to sign” raises some good points, however we prefer that people stand by their statements and sign their names! We wanted to give our readers a chance to mull this over and respond. Here is the comment:
“Do you realize that the bookshelf is the information source of last resort? That circulation statistics are the trappings of an age when information was contained in discreet containers that required careful management, cataloging and funding-allocation? Do you realize that age is passing? By all means, communicate with your principal, but I question whether circulation statistics matter to anyone anymore. I’d suggest you focus on student work, student achievement and community relations rather than the size of your collection, the frequency students come to you or the age of your print materials. These are now in danger of becoming irrelevant… if they haven’t already. ”
So readers…do you agree or disagree? Why?