Cleaning up classrooms & school grounds OUTRAGEOUS!; recruited as snoops & tattletales, not so much … [Darleen Click]
When Newt Gingrich floated the common-sense idea that maybe public school kids in America might be taught responsibility, work ethics and pride in a job well done with doing some of the janitorial work at their own schools (something that is just a normal part of school in places like Japan), the Left had a hissy fit.
However, have the little darlin’s skulking about the campus, pencils raised, a
citation “reminder” pad in hand, well, then!
On the website page is a link to a 26-page EPA report entitled, “Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environment.” In the report’s chapter on Energy Efficiency, the EPA presents a box with items to help establish “Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Schools.”
One of the items in the box reads, “Educate students and staff about how their behaviors affect energy use. Some schools have created student energy patrols to monitor and inform others when energy is wasted.” [...]
The APS website says that patrol members can be provided with ID tags, vests and clipboards. Their responsibilities include leaving reminders to better conserve energy in rooms they find that have the lights on but are unoccupied.
Forward! Pavlik Morozov!
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