After reading an Op-Ed in the Wall Street Journal this weekend from a parent at A.N. Pritzker Elementary in Chicago lamenting about the school library closing, I was compelled to respond. After 8 years of working with hundreds of Chicago Public School teacher-librarians to bring financial education to students at schools that would otherwise have missed out on these essential life-lessons, I know personally how vital a role these educators play within the schools. So I wrote a piece which posted today on RightAboutMoney.com as my tribute to those hundreds of educators who have chosen to make a positive impact on elementary students in Chicago. We could not do this without them!
Here is a video we created featuring some of the best CPS teacher-librarians and the students and parents that have been impacted as a result: