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29 September 2017

School Librarian Refuse Melania Trump's Books Donation


A primary school librarian in Massachusetts said that he would refuse the book donation from Melania Trump.

Earlier this month, Donald Trump's wife sent Dr. Seuss's book collection to a school in each state to celebrate "National Read a Book Day".

The White House says that they work "with the Department of Education to identify schools with programs that have reached a high standard of excellence."

However, Primary School librarian, Cambridgeport Liz Phipps Soeiro, wrote in his blog that his school does not need the books, including famous titles like The Cat in the Hat.

The reason is that the district where he works already has a lot of resources, which contributes directly to the 'excellence', "he wrote as reported by the Independent. His students have access to a school library with more than nine thousand volumes and librarians with a bachelor's degree in library of science.

Instead, Soeiro write, the White House should focus more on providing support to under-funded schools.

Cambridge, the location of the school where the librarian work, is right outside Boston and that is home of two world-renowned universities, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.

According to CBS Boston, Cambridge Public School said in a statement that Soeiro "is not authorized to accept or reject books donated on behalf of schools or school districts" and advised him of a policy on the prohibition of using public resources for political purposes.
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