Only 33 out of 125 Boston public schools are equipped with central air conditioning. That means when school resumes each September, many classrooms must cope with sticky, humid conditions — for a few days or weeks, perhaps.

The city says it is committed to expanding air conditioning in schools. On hot days, it ensures schools have additional fans and water.

One local teacher, Michael Maguire, is pushing for quick action — and has issued a challenge. He has called on the mayor and schools superintendent to shut off central air in administrative buildings until all schools are equipped with it.

Read the full article on the Boston Globe website.