Craig Gordon is steamed. The Paul Robeson High School teacher just told the school board that several classrooms at the small school, located on East Oakland’s Fremont campus, have reached sauna-like temperatures (OK, I’m paraphrasing here).
Since school opened on Monday, Gordon said, the temperatures in some rooms rose to the mid-80s and even the 90s.
“It seems like something is really haywire,” he said. “It’s not a good way to open school. Students are sweating … and they’re just not able to concentrate.”
I remember hearing last year about the winter chill creeping into the classrooms. How widespread are these climate control problems in Oakland, and how hard (i.e. costly) are they to fix?