"Don't tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I'll tell you what they are.” ~James W. Frick
Frick would tell California, and their out-of-control budget, that school libraries are NOT on their list of priorities.
When budgets are hurting, arts are always the first to go. No Child Left Behind made social studies the low subject on the totem pole. Now, it seems, libraries are on the chopping block.