England's teachers turn up the heat on classroom temperatures

Teachers in England are calling for legislation that would, among other things, protect teachers and students from working in overly hot classrooms. The proposal stems from a recent survey showing that last summer, almost all teachers worked in classrooms that were 24 degrees Celsius and one-third taught in those that reached 30 degrees Celsius. While union leaders say the classrooms are excessively hot, government officials say schools already are required to comply with temperature regulations.

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