Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Conserving Energy In Schools: Teachers Pay To Plug

Should a teacher with a mini fridge or coffee pot in his or her classroom be required to pay for the electricity that is used?

In our junior high here in California's "Imperial" Valley, the office has its own exclusive coffee pot and a refrigerator that is clearly labeled "For Office Staff Use Only." Teachers, of course, are expected to use the 'fridge in the "Teachers Lounge." (The word "Teachers" was removed a few years ago.)

There is no morning coffee for the teachers, and our district banned classroom coffee pots and microwave ovens last year.
See today's edition of The Carnival Of Education right here.