...get out of my classroom.
As I drove home today the temperature outside was a bit over 90 degrees. You can imagine how hot it was in my classroom after lunch.
What, you ask? How could it be hot in the classroom? Why not just turn on the air conditioning, you ask? My reply: I don't have any control over the hvac system. In fact, the district office controls that. They won't turn on the a/c in classrooms until we've had three consecutive days of hot temperatures (I'm not sure what constitutes "hot").
The air conditioning is on in the district office. The air conditioning is on in our school office. It's not on in our classrooms, which have a bunch of teenagers trying to learn in them. It was so hot and stuffy after lunch today that kids were struggling to stay awake, and it was a losing battle.
You want more proof that actual education isn't the primary goal of my school district? Add this to the long shelf of exhibits.