Studies have long indicated that lighting affects learning and achievement, either increasing or decreasing the brain's ability to process data. Fluorescent lights bounce off of paper, books, and boards so harshly that it can cause double-digit deficits in student success. They also flicker, causing skin problems, migraines, headaches, eye strain, and anxiety. The new LED panels being installed at Cecil Floyd will give students just a little extra boost and make our school look so much better at the same time. They will also save the taxpayers from paying on an already high electric bill to keep us toasty in the winter and cool in the summer.
Of course, it might be easier to see the dust and grime, too.