Twitter D and Twitter Dumb

14 Feb

New Yorkers are up in arms because Mayor Bill de Blasio did not close the schools on Thursday when another major snow storm hit New York City. Even weatherman Al Roker was up in arms and complaining on Twitter to nearly 270,000 followers about his daughter’s snowy commute to school.

Why 270,000 people who live anywhere need to know that is beyond me but when you consider the fact that NYC public schools have been closed only 11 times in the last 40 years…what’s the big deal?

I can understand why teachers and administrators and support staff and above all bus drivers might be upset with the schools being open but at least they are being paid and shouldn’t really complain at all…Plus, as a former teacher, what is better than a school NOT filled with students?!

But I digress, because my main point is that just because schools are open doesn’t mean that you have to send your children there!

Ask any home schooling parent that…or better yet ask most of my former students!

Especially if there is a blizzard outside!

Parents of the world: If you send your children to school in horrendous and hazardous conditions, regardless of whether or not the mayor or school chancellor of your district tells you that it is a beautiful day outside, you should know better. Just keep your kids at home where it’s safe and warm and if it’s not safe and warm there at least you still have a school to send them to (where hopefully it is safe and warm) but it’s still your decision after all…don’t get all in a “Twitter”.

 

8 Responses to “Twitter D and Twitter Dumb”

  1. primalnights February 15, 2014 at 1:33 am #

    Lemmings!

  2. Dan Hennessy February 15, 2014 at 3:01 am #

    Good point . Isn’t common sense still in existence ? Too bad you have to point it out .

  3. sherayx February 15, 2014 at 5:49 am #

    Reblogged this on SherayxWeblog.

  4. carmen February 15, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    Exactly what I was thinking as I read the first paragraph; keep the kids home! Duh!

    Great title, by the way! 🙂

    ♥ carmen

  5. petejoem February 15, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    Wow, the schools in Maryland close any time the roads look a bit slippery. Of course no one walks to school here, everyone is in a car or a bus. Most school system have used up their snow days; they were lucky that yesterday was a holiday or they would be cutting into their summer vacation.

  6. avwalters February 15, 2014 at 4:06 pm #

    It doesn’t have to be snow, when I was a kid we lived in Canada. My parents kept us home for American Thanksgiving. We hot some hassle, but attendance is something about which parents have some control.

  7. Xavier Yes February 19, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

    11 times in 40 years? Yikes!

  8. Asiaelle February 20, 2014 at 4:24 am #

    Thank you! I feel like we forgot what it was like to have a real winter since we’ve had mild winters for a couple years. Also; what about the children who’s parents had to be at school and could not arrange child care that day? I feel like those who were staying home from work could easily make the decision to keep their child / children home. It was so silly for everyone to get all worked up about this. -_-.

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