Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity to substitute for a high school World History class.
It's my job.
However, this class had no textbook. The teacher said it was because of funding.
This "classroom" also had 30 desks. It was one of those "portable classrooms" that are placed on campus forever, or until a strong wind lows them over.
The 30 desks is an important number, because there were 40 students in the class. In other words, 10 kids had to sit on the floor. That's 25%.
Which is assuming that everyone shows up. If your place of business had only enough room for 75% of your coworkers to work, why even bother showing up, right?
And we wonder why each generation is getting stupider.