Massachusetts' public school libraries stacked with outdated books

Tuesday January 18 by Claudia bournecnn
At a time when the Internet carries live pictures from Mars, some books in the state's public school libraries exist in a time warp where man has yet to land on the moon. Even though schools are spending millions to buy computers and new textbooks to comply with education reform criteria, there are still books in school libraries that discuss penicillin as a new discovery. About 50 percent of books in Boston's elementary and middle school collections have copyrights more than 6 years old, said Nancy Jones, coordinator of library media services for Boston public schools.

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