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Bad artrooms


Date: Fri Aug 30 2002 - 16:36:55 PDT

Yeah, I taught junior high in a brand new class room. The taps on the sinks
were very long and swung around. When positioned forward, it just hit the
edge of the sink. So if you were a positive person, you could say that half
the water would actually drain into the sink. If you had been teaching junior
high all day long, you could say that half the water spilled out onto the

So when the administrator in charge of it came by to admire the new room, I
asked if we could get the nozzles replaced with shorter ones from the
hardware store, and he said, with a perfectly straight face, "Why don't you
just ask the students not to turn it all the way out?" It still cracks me up.
The guy has a doctorate in education.

The architect may not have been the dumb one. He or she should have been told
about such things. A good administration would have accepted suggestions and
revisions from teachers. A great administration would request them. We are
building a new high school. I have not been consulted about the art room.

Karla C.