The blog,"Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space" has an entry today-- Asking the wrong question-- that has much for librarians to think about. Richard Layman writes that too many people writing about school failures ask the wrong question.
That's why I keep writing about programs that engage the entire family, the entire community, in communicating the value of education, and in working to build the strength of families of children in school, especially children from families of lesser means.
Librarians can build community by linking with schools. Layman's entry reminds me of the book by Earl Shorris, Riches for the Poor.