The worst problem with school for me doesn’t have to do with the tests, the thirty minute early morning commute, or even the low quality lunch, it’s the lack of cooling! You would think that being in the deep south my school would be equipped to deal with the warm and humid weather with a multitude of nice air conditioning units, but that sadly isn’t the case! The only source of cooling are a few old and dusty ceiling fans in the classrooms, along with a few breezes of fresh air from an open window if you are lucky.
The only air conditioning system in the entire school is only in one place, and that place is in the principal’s office. That’s a bit strange I would say, am I right? One day after one of my good pals suffered a heat stroke while we were in math class, my fellow classmates and I decided that enough was enough. The next day we all walked out of the school and demanded that the school do something about the lack of cooling in the school. The boycott lasted for nearly a week, and eventually we got the message that the principal will be stepping down, and they will immediately begin to install state of the art air conditioning units in all of the classrooms. It sure was a good feeling to know that we were all able to come together to make a change, and it feels even better knowing that our shady former principal paid the full price for being greedy with the a/c.