Starting school before Labor Day is all the rage, writes Curmudgeon. But it’s hot.
It’s at this time of year, when the temperature in the building is above 90° and the only fans are ones the teachers bring in from home, that you begin to understand why school leaders in the 1800s decided to take the summer off. It is also about this time — although late June is also hot around here — that I really wish the reformers would shut the hell up.
It hit 93 in my classroom today, and that, coupled with the humidity and a room chock full of kids, just doesn’t make for a good learning environment. I do my best, but it’s hard not think it’s pretty inhumane not to offer a/c in every school when it gets this hot. . . . Kids were ornery and/or sluggish.
A New Hampshire school district canceled classes because of temperatures in the 90s.