It's always been interesting to me how conditions in an educational setting can be so much worse than in any other sort of work environment, and it is accepted. Everything from asbestos to temperature to total incompetence at the upper levels is accepted. Here's a very simple example of something that wouldn't be tolerated in any other setting.
Classrooms are cold because the heat isn't working in many of the Oakland schools. I have only rarely had that happen, but I've had the opposite happen. I subbed for a friend in November a few years ago and t was literally ninety degrees in the classroom because the thermostat was broken. It was miserable.
Read the comments I especially like the commenter who says it's California, what are you complaining about? I'd love to see his business environment lack heat - yes, even in California - and him put up with it because we're not in New England.
Why should the teachers (and the kids) have to expect poor conditions?
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