A bunch of spoiled brats in the Bronx were required to clean toilets as part of their detention:
“After school the principal came in with the inspector lady and she was like ‘Oh, everyone has to pitch in and clean the toilets and stuff.’ So we was cleaning them and we had to clean around them and nasty, it was just mad nasty,” said one student.
“Like that’s not cool, like making kids clean toilets like that’s not how that should go,” said another student.
Perhaps I missed something. How did those toilets get “just mad nasty” in the first place? Maybe cleaning them will inspire some students to improve their aim.
Let’s take a cue from the Japanese. They don’t have janitors. For 15 minutes each day, everyone, including the students, teachers, and administrators, clean the school — top to bottom:
“Education is not only teaching subjects but also cooperation with others, ethics, a sense of responsibility, and public morality. Doing chores contributes to this,” says Katsko Takahashi, a member of the Board of Education in Nanae, a suburban town in Hokkaido. “Besides, if students make a mess, they know they will have to clean it up. So naturally, they try to keep things clean.” US News
What a concept.