What's so sad about legislators thinking they can easily make budget cuts by getting rid of school libraries is that they don't realize what a positive impact school libraries have on schools' students. Cathy Collins, herself a school librarian in California (in a school district contemplating cuts), wrote this fantastic opinion piece really demonstrating the value inherent to a school library.
At a time when the sad state of education in our nation is almost always in the news, can we really afford to get rid of this necessary resource in our schools? Do we really want to be taking information access away from students? I certainly hope not.