The rantings of a teacher who retired from the classroom but not from education.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Another Way To Spend Our Prep And Lunch Periods
With all this talk about accountability lately, no one bothered to find someone to hold accountable for school cleanliness. Blackboards are rarely washed which makes writing difficult to read. There is chalk dust everywhere. Overhead projectors are covered with dust. Floor washing takes place, I believe, twice a year. No one is responsible for cleaning common computers and the tables they sit on. Think NYC school and filth will come to mind.
As I was ranting about the state of uncleanliness today, someone mentioned a teacher that cleans her own space. Truthfully, if I had my own space, I would keep that clean too, but as for cleaning a common area, NO WAY!
So far, no one has suggested doing away with janitors by letting teachers do this work, but, if things keep going the way they are, this will definitely be the wave of the future.