The school and my kid’s allergies
I’m always curious about the experiences that my generation has shared.
Especially when it comes to education and cultural changes in our lifetimes.
I mean, how did you like school when you were growing up? When I was a young kid I enjoyed learning all the time, but I did not appreciate going to school. I dreaded the experience day in and day out. The reason? I hated the place because the environment was so dirty and uncomfortable. I had terrible allergies, and I spent every day coughing and sneezing my eyes out thanks to the horrible indoor air quality at school. No one cared and all the kids made fun of my sniffles. These days as a parent, I hear that things have not been improved in the educational system. My teenagers are constantly miserable with their school experiences, and it’s still because the indoor air is not quality controlled. I know from the donation letters that the school has not replaced their heating, cooling, and air quality control system in 25 years. The oil powered heating and cooling system that is in place to take care of the indoor air has been failing and nothing is fixing the problem. Clearly, all of these Professional heating and cooling service appointments they arrange only keep the indoor air handling system technically operable. The school realizes that it needs to invest in a brand new heating and cooling system, with HEPA air filters and new media air purifiers to handle all the allergies in the town, but they don’t have money. Meanwhile, my kids are expected to learn without being able to breathe. Fix the HVAC or I’m homeschooling the whole town.