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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

Baltimore City Schools Lack Cooling

Jun 21, 2021

Just a few days after announcing that Baltimore City public schools were opening for in-person instruction, many schools were closed due to excessive heat (over 90 degrees). Thirty schools were closed on June 7, 33 on June 8 and 28 on June 14.

Most of these schools have no air conditioning, while a few have their air conditioning under repair.

An updated plan released in February estimated it would cost at least $67,650,000 to provide air conditioning and improved heating in all Baltimore public school buildings. But the funding to do all this work has not been appropriated.

In the meantime, thousands of city students will lack in-person classes whenever temperatures are high. And this is just the beginning of summer....