Help me stay in school

Baltimore Sun - - FROM PAGE ONE - Wil­lis Mo­rales, Tow­son

I am an eighth-grade stu­dent at Dum­bar­ton Mid­dle School, which does not have air con­di­tion­ing (“Sweat-free school­ing?” Aug. 29). Our whole school is be­ing held back from the ed­u­ca­tion pro­vided to stu­dents at all of the mid­dle schools in Bal­ti­more County that have air con­di­tion­ing. Ev­ery day that we are off of school be­cause of the hot weather the other mid­dle school stu­dents in the county are get­ting an ed­u­ca­tion and we are not.

My ed­u­ca­tion is re­ally im­por­tant to me. I am not about to just stand to the side on all of th­ese days we don’t have school. I will protest against this new pol­icy un­til it has changed and we are get­ting a suf­fi­cient ed­u­ca­tion.

Ev­ery day that we are off school, the rest of our peers around the coun­try are gain­ing knowl­edge that we don’t have yet will need in the years to come. Ev­ery day that we are off school, all of the other stu­dents in the other mid­dle schools across the coun­try are learn­ing things we will need to learn some­day. Ev­ery day we are fall­ing far­ther and far­ther be­hind the other schools in the na­tion and the world.

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