Every other Teacher Librarian had a hearing a week ago, before this media blitz, in which I took part. Will that impact my hearing? Who knows?
Since the end of the TL hearings there have been op-eds, radio programs, and nationally publicized pieces about our fight. Will my hearing be changed?
Will the questioning be more forthright, or more cryptic?
Will the judge be more convinced, or less?
Will my editorial and blog be in play?
Will Superintendent Deasy's radio proclamation to keep libraries intact be taken seriously?
Will I be grilled, or will my testimony be par for the course?
Did the district notice that I wrote a number of pieces that did not favor their choices?
I have no idea what will happen tomorrow.
Here's what I know:
- over 15, 000 people have read my blog on this matter, so people care
- there are 2, 200 students at my school who care
- I am extremely qualified to teach, so says the State of California
- Libraries are essential to the propagation of educated societies
- Information, and the freedom, access, and understanding of that information, are at the heart of our democratic principles as a society
- Librarians are the guardians of that information
So, wish me luck, as I will be attempting to say all of this in a highly stressful situation tomorrow. I hope I don't choke!!!