Thursday, September 23, 2004
You can add to this earlier post some more anecdotal and diverting evidence that schools are either sorely underfunded or that their budgets are badly administered. Today at the high school where my wife teaches, an elevator and mechanical room caught on fire. The students and teachers were evacuated, and the fire engines were called. When one teacher saw smoke at the end of his hall, he grabbed the nearest fire extinguisher, a logical thing to do. But he was told to desist by a custodian who said, "Those cost too much money to refill. Just wait for the trucks."