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Friday, October 24, 2008
The radiators in DC Public Schools are intense. Like an inferno in the classroom, and my classroom has no thermostat, so the second that heating season in upon us, the sweat begins to pour. As an environmentalist (and a concerned tax-payer) I am appalled at the energy (and money) being, quite literally, burned by DCPS in this way. Yesterday, it was so hot that I was, reluctantly, convinced by the pleas of my students to open the windows. At first, just a crack, and eventually, all of the windows were wide open. Still, it was HOT. The kids were begging me to turn on the AC. I steadfastly refused. Still, the heat built. Another teacher came into my room and remarked how hot it was, and suggested turning on the AC. With a broken heart, I agreed, and watched as the heater and air conditioner battled in a room with wide open windows.