Published Online: October 19, 2004
Published in Print: October 20, 2004, as Pulling Plug

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Pulling Plug

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The Columbus, Ohio, public schools have asked educators to turn off appliances in classrooms and schools. In a memo last month, Chief Operating Officer Karin W. Rilley said the 62,000-student district needed to save money by reducing the amount of electricity used. Rhonda Johnson, the president of the Columbus Education Association, called the move "a stupid edict."

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