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”.