Students punished when schools lack AC
While Baltimore County is closing nonair-conditioned schools in an attempt to appease those concerned over the health of our children, I see the severe inequity once again (“Baltimore County to close nonair-conditioned schools Monday,” Aug. 28). It’s as if we are being punished for not having AC.
I think of the freshmen who just want to settle into the high school groove, the senior athletes who want to make their mark and the students who need teacher time to excel in an AP course. So many of them are facing problems that go way beyond working in a nonair-conditioned facility. Who let this happen?
The weather will cool down soon enough. Then I hope we don’t have to close a school for bursting pipes, tainted drinking water, crumbling stairs, termite and rodent infestations, overcrowding or worse.
We should build new schools, stop the Band-Aids and get it right the first time.