Texas Ed: Comments on Education from Texas

July 2, 2006

Education priorities

Hmmm, let see. Teachers requesting more instructional time…

The Herald Democrat:

SISD Interim Superintendent Al Hambrick proposed the extended school day during the last regular board meeting June 19. He explained that teachers are requesting more lesson time in core subjects, particularly math and science.

but what about utility costs?

The Herald Democrat:

One concern board members had with the extended school day is additional utility costs.

I could argue that maybe the teachers aren’t be effective with the time they have or that maybe the solution is to hire more teachers to lower the student/pupil ratio, but utility costs? This is why many rural school districts didn’t bother with air conditioning until the 80’s. Usually except for the administrative offices. And I don’t recall ever hearing about school boards meeting in unairconditioned spaces either.

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