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Do US schools have staff rooms?

Discussion in 'US – Education news' started by galerider123, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. galerider123

    galerider123 Lead commenter

    Some schools in the UK seem to be starting to not have staff rooms. I was wondering if this was common or normal in the US, or if having a staffroom was the norm?
  2. SamHouston

    SamHouston New commenter

    Most US schools have staff rooms. However, when I moved to Austin, Texas my school didn't have a staff room by design. The principal of the school was opposed to them because she thought they provided a place for complaints and dissension. So, we had no gathering places to socialize or to have lunch. This principal didn't get the memo about collaboration and team work. She wanted everyone isolated, so she would have all of the power. Now I teach in a private school in Houston, and we have staff rooms....and yes, we complain a lot in them!
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  3. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    I have been in some staff 'lounges' in Chicago schools. However I would not like to 'lounge' in there. Mostly plain tables where teachers do their grading (marking).

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