Retired Oklahoma public school teacher Claudia Swisher posted the following editorial cartoon on Facebook:
Students in both rural and urban schools face this problem in Oklahoma. Swisher has written about their struggles and the importance of having strong libraries in the past on her website:
Attention, educators: training high school students early in digital research, partnering them with a school librarian, and providing time to practice skills can instill a high level of confidence during college. This triple play of digital literacy education was affirmed by preliminary observations of a study underway by EBSCO Information Services, an online database provider.
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