知道是之前沒注意,還是一直都是這樣子,ALA今年的挑戰真的不少,可能是因為九一一後,保守派勢力大抬頭,在看起來民主的美國,竟然開始提案要對學校圖書館的採購進行審核限制?

ALA倒是一點也不含糊的在法案還是草案時就開始提出聲明了,這個在我看來不可思議的法案是由Walter Jones(以下均亂入為少年維特…)所提出,(個人網頁http://walterjonesforcongress.com/index.html),稍瞄了一下…在首頁裡就可以看到少年維特支持伊拉克戰爭的立場,很明顯是位保守派,他同時也反對同性戀婚姻,要求增加國防預算,在About裡有一段倒是很耐人尋味「Walter’s dedication and commitment to provide tax relief for American families, retirement security for our nation’s seniors, a strong national defense, and a quality education for every child, has earned him respect among his colleagues on both sides of the political aisle.」(…在減輕稅金、保衛國家安全、堅強國防和確保每個孩子得到高品質的教育等上,少年維特有不少的貢獻…)

相信,在他的想法裡絕對是儘其努力給予孩子們保護,正如他認為這場戰爭是必需的是一樣的………………不過也許孩子和伊拉克人民可不是這樣想的。


資料來源:
http://www.ala.org/Template.cfm?Section=News&template=/ContentManagement/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentID=94578



ALA反對聯邦代管學校圖書館採購法案
American Library Association against proposed bill to federally mandate school library purchases

(華盛頓消息)以下是ALA總裁Carol Brey-Casiano所發表的聲明:「ALA非常關心HR 2295提案,它會奪走學校許多必需的經費資助,除非社會/社區能通過一個聯邦規定的審核評鑑委員會來決定給學生和學校圖書館購買的書」根據這項提案的提案人,少年維特表示,這項法案之所以設計是為了讓學童的得到"適當"閱讀而由建立的審核委員會來推介或是反對某些特定的書。這項資訊查檢的限制,違反了ALA長久以來在知識自由的原則和拒絕讓所有父母親根據其家庭價值觀來選擇適合他們孩子的書的父母覛的權利。取而代之的
這項法案准許一小撮評鑑委員會去幫所有家庭決定哪些書/資料是可以去得到的。

項立法同時也是不需要的,社區裡已經選了父母親和社區代表為當地圖書館的委員,這些委員讓父母親可以有許多的機會來參與他們孩子的教育。這項立法是一個多此一舉的解決方案。沒有必要以聯邦去干擾當地社會對它們教育需求所做的決定。

 (WASHINGTON) The following is a statement from American Library Association (ALA) President Carol Brey-Casiano: "The American Library Association is deeply concerned about H.R. 2295, which would deprive schools of much-needed funding unless the community adopts a federally mandated review panel to judge books purchased for classrooms and school libraries. "According to the bill's sponsor, Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC), the legislation is designed to restrict children's access to information by establishing review boards that would recommend for or against the acquisition of particular books and materials based on the panel's view of "appropriateness." This effort to limit access violates ALA's long-held principles of intellectual freedom and parental involvement by denying every parent the ability to choose what materials are appropriate for their children according to their own family's values. Instead, it empowers a small review board to decide for all families in a community what materials will be available.
 "This legislation is also unnecessary. Communities already elect parent and community representatives to local school boards, and these boards empower parents by providing ample opportunities to participate in their children's education. This legislation is a solution in search of a problem. There is no need for federal interference in a local community's decisions about its education needs."

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    結果形而上的問題弄得一知半解<br />
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