I remember how challenging things were back in high school.
I had a certain teacher that really didn’t like the students for some reason. It made me wonder why somebody would become a teacher if they hated doing that type of work. Whenever we would have a test, the teacher would purposely turn up the heating system to make everybody sweat. It was borderline cruel and unusual punishment, but this teacher didn’t care. The teacher never got in trouble because the temperature control settings were at 76 degrees which wasn’t considered to be dangerous. It was overheated, but not to a severe degree. Still, I told my parents about this treatment from the teacher and a few other students complained too. Eventually, the pressure from the parents complaining about this teacher forced the principal’s hand. He eventually had a stern talk with that teacher and said he had to keep the temperature control settings reasonable. He ended up leaving the temperature control settings at 71 which was much better. Still not as comfortable as most other classrooms in the school, but all of us considered that a small victory. Still, it didn’t stop that teacher from making everybody miserable with extra homework and entirely strict grading. I was lucky to make my way out of that class with a B, and that honestly was the highest grade in the class! Nobody had an A at all and I thought that was entirely ridiculous. These days, I am a teacher. I make it a point to have excellent temperature control settings and treat the students with dignity and respect.