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09/07/2019

How can students take charge and make their school cleaner?

QUESTION
How can students take charge and make their school cleaner?
well im doing an essay and i have to figure out a way of how students can make there school campus cleaner. i already have a fundraiser to hire more custodians. but i need more. any ideas?

ANSWER
Interesting question. I have watched students in China, on their lunch break, sweep and clean up the classroom (Note: They have class until 5:00, with a 2 hour break for lunch. Some walk off campus to eat in restaurants, some take naps in the dorms, others clean the classrooms and work on projects. They rotate responsibility for the classrooms.) I think it’s a great idea to make students responsible for their environment. They tend to respect if more if they are the ones who have to clean it up.

It’s interesting that you think the solution is to hire more custodians. Why should people be paid to sweep and clean when students are fully capable?

Are American kids over-indulged? I would say yes.