"it's a matter of prioritizing what is most important. It's very unfortunate that libraries and librarians have been cut. How can you not provide that service for your kids?"
Nearly half of all city public schools have no libraries, a fact that has long galled Philadelphia Federation of Teachers president Jerry Jordan.
Tuesday, at a news conference at University City High School, Jordan called for the district to ensure that each of the district's 258 schools was equipped with a library.