This time the stupidity originates in a Queens intermediate school:
Hundreds of new or slightly used books were tossed into a Dumpster outside of a Queens middle school early Friday, outraging staff members who can't believe the waste.And these people dare to call themselves "educators." Waste of books that have been donated to a school through PTA groups or purchased with taxpayer funds is simply disgusting. There's no nice way to say it and no way to justify the poor judgment of those involved. The only, and I stress only, slack I'm willing to cut these guys is if the books had somehow become contaminated with mold. That does not appear to be the case here.
Several garbage bags filled with copies of classic literature like "Little Women," "Sarah, Plain and Tall" and "Treasure Island" were discarded in a Dumpster alongside Intermediate School 73 in Maspeth.
"Those books, you open them up, they still crack, they're so new," one staffer said. "Why not give them away or hold a book drive at least?"
The hardcover books, including "The Witch of Blackbird Pond" and "Kidnapped," appeared new or slightly used, but were nonetheless stuffed into black garbage bags and thrown into the trash.
Shame on those at Intermediate School 73 (Maspeth) who made this disgraceful decision. Even the teachers there are disgusted and speaking out. Here we go again.
(Picture credited to Nicastro for News - please see link to the Daily News (Queens) website for the whole article.)