I have been all holier-than-thou in Spain about the waste in the school system there, as we have to buy all new text books every year. Some friends were even telling me that the schools chuck out all the chalk every year, even if it's brand new, and all the reading books from the classrooms.
I was struck dumb with horror.
Imagine my horror when I looked into a local school dumpster the other day here in TO:
There must be over a hundred children's books in there, in good shape too, except for the garbage since launched onto them. There is chalk, never used, cds, etc etc etc.
Not even offered to charity. Just dumped.
What are we leaving for our children?