Our campus in Knoxville, TN has decided to take away all rights to us students to have drinks in the classroom. The students and teachers are no longer allowed to have any water, cokes, ect in the classroom. This occured when someone who was working for ITT to do renovations spilled a coke on accident in one of the labs. This was no fault of a student or teacher. Since when do we have to pay for the school, teachers pay, and renovations and get nothing in return but faulty equipment, repetitive classes, and our rights as students to be taken away? Nobody can stand in front of the classroom and talk to four hours every day without something to drink to clear their throats from dry mouth.
I believe that if you want the students to continue to go to ITT you will help us change this. It is our right as the consumers to have something to drink, (even if it's water), while we are in class. This has made a lot of individuals mad. Personally I've heard of about 65 students who plan to look at moving schools, including myself. This is rediculous. What right are they going to take away next, breathing?
Please help us do something. IT was not our fault that some person who does not even attend ITT accidently spill something on the carpet. IT is bull. It is not fair to punish the students when we weren't even there when this event happened. We were on two weeks break. We were not even at school,and now their blaming us by taking away our drinks. I'm sick of ITT and I plan on looking at a future college. I am leaving in November to go to basic training for the TN National Guard. When I return I may be moving schools. I want you to consider this and do something about it. I am not the only one who feels this way.
Thank you for your time.
Criminal Justice Major
ITT Technical Institute
Location: Cleveland, Tennessee