Daily Archives: August 29, 2007

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Barrier: Illinois Library Charges $1 for Computer Access

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/news/530744,281NWS2.article An article by Angela Caputo gets me thinking about learning and libraries this morning, and frankly, I am a little scared: That’s the computer-access rule at the Sauk Village public library. And it’s drawing criticism from one local school board member who challenges the policy as another barrier to technology for some of the region’s poorest children. “Seventy-six percent of our kids are from poor families … Their parents can’t afford to buy technology, and they’re computer illiterate too,” said Marvin Perez, who sits on the Community Consolidated Schools District 168 board of education. “Why do you charge kids […]