Tuesday, April 6, 2010

More About Schools

Recently, my office building reduced janitorial staff and we, the office dwellers, need to clean our own garbage and recycling baskets. Suddenly, I remembered that in my entire elementary and high school years in China, our classrooms were always cleaned by students ourselves, usually a couple hours on Friday afternoon.

It is not the case in the USA. Professional janitors are to do the dirty works. When we worry about our school funding and fret about the spoiled kids, shouldn't we realize that it is wrong not to let kids to do some labor in their own classrooms?

Woodcutter / 樵夫 / Holzfäller

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