HEAR EVERYONE'S VOICE ABT SILENT STUDY TIME IN COOKE LEARNING COMMONS @ PUNAHOU SCHOOL

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Starting Monday 9/25/17, effective until someone speaks out about this, the librarians in the Cooke Learning Commons at Punahou School have implemented silent study time daily from 10:30am-12:30pm across the entire library. Students cannot even whisper, which hinders group project work or help from peers on homework. The library already has a silent section for those who want it, I don't see how silence across the entire library is necessary. This change is "based on [peer] input from the Silent Study Space Survey". As someone who frequents the library at least once a school day, this came as a shock to me. Never once was it brought to my attention this survey was going on. I didn't get a form sent to my email (which is usually how surveys are conducted here at Punahou), and I didn't see anything in the library the weeks before about a survey. This raises the question as to who are my peers who took this survey? I've asked quite a few people, and no one has taken or known someone who has taken this survey. I then asked a librarian this question to which she responded that this survey was randomly conducted. This means that many people did not have the chance participate in this survey, and the sample of those surveyed was not a large enough number to truly reflect how students feel about this silent study. I’m so frustrated that my voice and many other voices were not heard, and it seems that we are irrelevant. Thank you for taking the time to read this petition. Make sure you have confirmed the email in your inbox so that it counts. 

This petition will be shown to superiors (deans or librarians) to show that many people are disturbed by this "random" survey and would like to have a new survey conducted and sent to EVERYONE to participate in; everyone's voice deserves to be heard, not just a select few. Please share this with everyone you know! There are over 1,000 Academy students, and we need more signatures to make a significant statement. 



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