I’m sitting at my desk and I’m watching a neighbor boy walk off to school. It is about 29 degrees this morning. He has no coat on. Why? Not because he prefers it cold. But because his school provides no place for him to stash it. No locker. Rather that truck a coat around all day, he dresses for inside the school on the outside walk.
One of my biggest complaints about our public schools is that they are run as huge bureaucracies operating for the benefit of teachers and administrators more than for the students. Lockers give administrators a headache. So the schools have none.
But they do have kids arriving very cold.
I can tell you one school that operates with the kids as the focus… The Nelson Home School.