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The Indypendent News Hour

Tue, Nov 29, 2022 17:00 PM

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Hosts: John Tarleton, Amba Guerguerian
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    We speak with George Abro of the New York Progressive Action Network about the recent midterms election and why he thinks New York Dems did so badly.

    Then, we hear from Indy reporter Ben Mankoff.
    The disparities within the NYC school system are a frequent topic of conversation on this radio station and elsewhere, but what’s lesser known is that public-school libraries are disappearing. The city Department of Education’s (DOE) Office of Library Services doesn’t have reliable data, but the available figures indicate that over 60% of city high schools do not have the state-mandated library media specialist on staff, and more than 40% don’t have any library space.

    In the November/December issue of The Indypendent, substitute-teacher-turned-librarian Ben Mankoff wrote an article investigating what is going on with the New York City Schools public libraries.

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