William Penn Elementary School was just one of a number of Chicago Public Schools where students were attending summer school in a building with no air conditioning on July 21, 2011, amid temperatures close to 100 degrees. (Credit: CBS)
CHICAGO (CBS) – It’s hard to imagine, but some children are going to school without air conditioning during this heat wave.
As CBS 2?s Susanna Song reports, parents with children in summer school at William Penn Elementary School were gathering Thursday morning to speak out against what they’re calling “unbearable conditions” in the classrooms.
Their protest fell on the same day that dozens of students have to take a very important test.
“It’s inhuman for them to continue doing what they’re doing,” one local school council member said.