Inside Colocation

The public school where I've been teaching for the last 8 years has been targeted for a "colocation" with a corporate-model charter school. Most people, including me, don't know what a colocation looks like, though we've heard bleak stories. I've started this blog to document it as best I can.
Today was the first day of school. My room looked great and my students entered in good spirits. Unfortunately, my room was sweltering, as were several other relocated classrooms. While work orders for the charter school have gone through without hesitation, the work order to rewire the floor we moved to is sitting unfilled. Most of the ACs on the floor don’t work, or they blow out due to the lack of 220 power. Here you see the long-busted AC that came with my new room, as well as the fans that teachers have been purchasing with our own funds to create humane, albeit uncomfortable, conditions.

Today was the first day of school. My room looked great and my students entered in good spirits. Unfortunately, my room was sweltering, as were several other relocated classrooms. While work orders for the charter school have gone through without hesitation, the work order to rewire the floor we moved to is sitting unfilled. Most of the ACs on the floor don’t work, or they blow out due to the lack of 220 power. Here you see the long-busted AC that came with my new room, as well as the fans that teachers have been purchasing with our own funds to create humane, albeit uncomfortable, conditions.