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Minnesota teachers, students cry discrimination over 'intolerable' heat in classrooms
FOX News ^ | August 27, 2013 | Shelby Capacio

Posted on 09/03/2013 7:49:26 AM PDT by kevcol

"I can't believe that 50 years after the March on Washington, we're still fighting for equity in our schools," Anthony Newby, executive director of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, tells MyFoxTwinCities.com. "We know that in more affluent districts, parents aren't tolerating this. In Minneapolis, where a majority of students are children of color, our kids don't get climate controlled classrooms. It's outrageous."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: communityorganizers; minneapolis; teachers; unions
Unions, Teachers, Community Organizers, Race Hustlers, Income-envy...so they closed the schools for a few days and then?

MN schools close because of heat, leave parents high and dry

Parents start complaining about lack off child care/taking off work and the fact that "I really don't recall school being called off from the heat, you just dealt with it you know," Nadra said.
1 posted on 09/03/2013 7:49:27 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol
Do any of the teachers drive Jaguars?
2 posted on 09/03/2013 7:51:14 AM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: kevcol

We didn’t have A/C when I was in school in the early 80s and our school only had 3 black students.


3 posted on 09/03/2013 7:52:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kevcol

Quite obviously, the property taxes in Minneapolis are not high enough.


4 posted on 09/03/2013 7:52:43 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: kevcol

With winter coming, can this really be such a bad thing?


5 posted on 09/03/2013 7:52:49 AM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: kevcol

Keeping voting for the democrats and you will keep getting what you’ve been getting.


6 posted on 09/03/2013 7:52:55 AM PDT by oldbrowser (We have a rogue government in Washington)
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To: kevcol

Any state that would elect a certifiable imbecile like Al Franken for their senator deserves whatever disaster comes their way.

(This coming from another dummy who has a Democrat dummy and a RINO in the Senate.)


7 posted on 09/03/2013 7:54:23 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: kevcol

Back in the ‘60s, our teachers would open windows...


8 posted on 09/03/2013 7:54:36 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: cripplecreek

I went to school in Mississippi in the early 60’s.
We didn’t have AC or black students..............;^)


9 posted on 09/03/2013 7:56:07 AM PDT by Red Badger (It is dangerous to be right in matters where established men are wrong. .....Voltaire)
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To: kevcol

$23,000 per student and “our kids don’t get climate controlled classrooms.” This will be intolerable come January.


10 posted on 09/03/2013 7:57:24 AM PDT by DManA
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To: kevcol

I taught school in Central Texas in the early nineties when the thermometer behind my desk registered 95-100 degrees at 3:00 PM on many days in late August and the end of May. Guess we were tougher back then.


11 posted on 09/03/2013 7:58:00 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: kevcol
Anthony Newby, executive director of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change:

P3330 M TRESPASS-PREMISES OF ANOTHER-REFUSE TO DEPART M ASSAULT-5TH DEGREE-MISDEMEANOR

and

DAS/DAR/DAC M TRAFFIC-DRIVERS LICENSE-DRIVING AFTER SUSPENSION
GM/TRAFFIC M TRAFFIC REGULATION - DRIVER MUST CARRY PROOF OF INSURANCE WHEN OPERATING VEHICLE
NON MOV TRFC P TRAFFIC REGULATION - SEAT BELT REQUIRED - DRIVER AND PASSENGERS MUST USE

12 posted on 09/03/2013 7:58:31 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: kevcol

The heat referred to is over their own making... Social experiments and NEA leftism turning public schools into hell.


13 posted on 09/03/2013 7:58:37 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: kevcol

The heat referred to is over their own making... Social experiments and NEA leftism turning public schools into hell.


14 posted on 09/03/2013 7:58:38 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Open windows...yep, in the 60s, my teachers did that in both Taiwan & Alabama, generally considers warmer locations than Minnesota. Guess global warming is racist, and affects minorities the most.


15 posted on 09/03/2013 7:59:45 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: kevcol

Let’s see. The parents and teachers could pass the hat and acquire some portable A/C units, fans, or swamp coolers on wheels, or get some window units installed.

Or, they can sit on their butts and complain, and make the weather a race issue instead.

Gee. Which will it be?


16 posted on 09/03/2013 7:59:50 AM PDT by Tigerized
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To: Tigerized

It’s 55 degrees here in Minneapolis today. They will survive.


17 posted on 09/03/2013 8:00:54 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: kevcol

“In Minneapolis, where a majority of students are children of color, our kids don’t get climate controlled classrooms.”

Maybe the Teacher’s Union should start a “dress weather-smart” campaign, and perhaps “the children of color” will take off their polyester/down parkas with the fake fur-lined hoods when they enter the classroom.


18 posted on 09/03/2013 8:03:36 AM PDT by 21twelve ("We've got the guns, and we got the numbers" adapted and revised from Jim M.)
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To: kevcol

Someone should find out where all the LOTTO money is going.
Wasn’t it supposed to go to our schools?????


19 posted on 09/03/2013 8:03:45 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: kevcol
Good grief. The forcast today is 81 degrees. That is NOT hot. Bunch of whiney pansies. It’s going to be the 40-something day of three digit temps here. Back in the day, we had classroom windows that opened and no a/c. Surely, someone in the school is smart enough to open a window. If their climate controlled classroom doesn’t have windows that can be opened then take it up with the idiotic school board.
20 posted on 09/03/2013 8:03:46 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I sense some sarcasm...

They have the highest per pupil spending in the state.
(IIRC, around $18k/per)

And only half graduate...hellofajob, Dooer!


21 posted on 09/03/2013 8:04:26 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Mr Rogers
They should try what our local trash truck crew does on hot days.
Start the day earlier...
22 posted on 09/03/2013 8:04:56 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: kevcol

Good thing the pioneers had A/C or there wouldn’t be a Minnesota today!

Actually now that I think about it I remember that episode where all the A/Cs broke down in Walnut Grove and Pa Ingalls had to drive the wagon all the way to Mankato to get freon to recharge his system because Olsen was profiteering!


23 posted on 09/03/2013 8:05:26 AM PDT by jtal (Runnin' a World in Need with White Folks' Greed - since 1492)
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To: cripplecreek

I lived in the south in the mid seventies. Our elementary school had A/C, but the middle school didn’t. If the temp got too high they sent us all home.


24 posted on 09/03/2013 8:06:25 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: kevcol

I went to elite private schools in the Philippines (Catholic). The sort of school that in this country would be favored by the ‘1%’. No air conditioning back then, and that place was normally in the 90’s with 100% humidity all year.


25 posted on 09/03/2013 8:06:52 AM PDT by buwaya
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To: TurboZamboni

“They have the highest per pupil spending in the state.
(IIRC, around $18k/per)

And only half graduate...hellofajob, Dooer!

I bet they have wonderful self esteem too


26 posted on 09/03/2013 8:09:21 AM PDT by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: kevcol

The sun is racist.


27 posted on 09/03/2013 8:10:41 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama: the bearded lady of the Muslim Brotherhood))
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To: kevcol

When I went to public schools we had things called WINDOWS and BOX FANS only. We had temps in the 100’s back then too!


28 posted on 09/03/2013 8:10:48 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

“Back in the ‘60s, our teachers would open windows”

I suggest you get out your old photos back then and compare them with the kids today.

What you will see is that today’s kid is humongous compared with the 60’s kid.

The huge kids will generate more heat and radiate less (heat is generated by volume or 3 dimensions, it is radiated by surface area or 2 dimensions).

What needs to happen is massive dieting on the kids.


29 posted on 09/03/2013 8:12:37 AM PDT by staytrue
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To: USNBandit

Up here it was more likely that school would be cancelled due to the cold but most often due to snow.


30 posted on 09/03/2013 8:13:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Minnesota gets more cold weather than any place I’ve ever visited.


31 posted on 09/03/2013 8:16:15 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: kevcol

Boo Hoo.....

What did the world do before air conditioning?

None of my elementry schools had A/C and it gets pretty toasty in S.E. Washington.

(teachers tried to discourage us from folding paper into fans, telling us the action of waving our hands would just make us hotter.....)


32 posted on 09/03/2013 8:21:53 AM PDT by G Larry (Let his days be few; and let another take his office. Psalms 109:8)
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To: FES0844
Someone should find out where all the LOTTO money is going. Wasn’t it supposed to go to our schools?????

It does go to the schools. And by clever maneuvering they take that same amount they give in Lotto money out of the school budget. So no net gain.

33 posted on 09/03/2013 8:24:23 AM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: cripplecreek

My eighth grade homeroom was never less than a steamy 82 degrees the entire year. The room next door never broke 58 during the winter months. What else do you expect from gubbermint union employees?


34 posted on 09/03/2013 8:24:52 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kevcol

We had to walk five miles up hill to school, in blinding snow. We had to walk ten miles back home, in,our bare feet. Quit yer bitchin and do yer homework.


35 posted on 09/03/2013 8:30:01 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: WKB; wardaddy

I’m just not feeling any sympathy. None of my schools in MS were airconditioned. We started school the Friday before Labor Day and it would easily be in the 90’s if not 100’s occasionally for another 2 or 3 weeks. Ditto in the late spring before we had summer break.

Just not feeling the sympathy here.


36 posted on 09/03/2013 8:30:26 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: kevcol

This kind of enabling attitude and these policies that give people an entitled attitude to their core damage our communities way more than any President could no matter how hard he or she was actually trying.


37 posted on 09/03/2013 8:37:35 AM PDT by nucresearch
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To: kevcol

Well, schools are generally closed in the summer, so central air is a big waste of taxpayer money. Deal with it.


38 posted on 09/03/2013 8:44:07 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: kevcol
Was in DC in the late 90’s when the temperature and humidity were so high they had to close the schools. It was pretty miserable. What amazed me however was that the schools didn't have air conditioning. With one of the highest money per student ratios in the country, somehow the money was insufficient to pay for air conditioning in the school. I am sure that some pockets got some pretty green linings, however.
39 posted on 09/03/2013 8:45:41 AM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: kevcol

Houston is famous for it’s humid summer heat.

Advanced Houston Schools being built in the early/mid 1960s were still being built without air conditioning.


40 posted on 09/03/2013 8:48:05 AM PDT by ansel12
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To: kevcol

Ask these union teachers if they would be will to forgo their next raise to have AC installed “for the children”!!!


41 posted on 09/03/2013 8:51:46 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: Black Agnes

Sometimes I would get in trouble just so I would get to the principal’s office. The only room in the entire school with AC


42 posted on 09/03/2013 9:10:44 AM PDT by WKB
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To: WKB

I was always too afraid to do that. My parents rule was ‘get in trouble at school, get a whippin’ at home’. And my mama could whip. Good.


43 posted on 09/03/2013 9:29:59 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: kevcol

my grade schools in southern california did not have air conditioning

windows were opened, shades wer drawn, fans brought in and if very hot and no rain we sat outside on the grass in the shade

now why should there be NO HARDSHIPS EVER??? and why must children be told that if there are then our goals are blocked? or unobtainable??? - how about the life lessons of perserverance, diligence, overcoming obstacles, dedication and “hard” work???


44 posted on 09/03/2013 9:42:33 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: rusty schucklefurd
I like your screen name.
45 posted on 09/03/2013 9:51:35 AM PDT by Married with Children
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To: kevcol

They can’t all be having air conditioning or else the Great Lakes will boil over.


46 posted on 09/03/2013 11:48:41 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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