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Parents enraged as schools stay
open during dangerous storm

New York Post, by Bob Fredericks and Yoav Gonen

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Posted By:Drive, 2/14/2014 7:21:03 AM

Parents, teachers and school kids lashed out Thursday morning at schools Chancellor Carmen Farina for keeping public schools open as a huge Nor’easter slammed the city. “Why the public school system is open today in these conditions is astounding. Putting the lives of teachers, administrators, and most importantly, children, in danger by telling them to travel in this weather (many roads are still unplowed) is incomprehensible. Chancellor Farina and the DOE staff: you have some serious explaining to do,” said James Hong on the Department of Education’s Facebook page, which had hundreds of negative comments. “My legal question: Is the “chancellor” going

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: skedaddle, 2/14/2014 7:46:19 AM     (No. 9731984)

Here´s the gist of the Chancellor´s reasoning. "Many of our kids don’t get a hot lunch and, in many cases breakfast, unless they go to school. So it’s still a parent’s decision whether they send their kids to school or not. My decision is where the kids are safest and the most taken care of, and the answer to that is in schools."

And that comment says everything about what´s wrong with leftists.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: M2, 2/14/2014 7:46:46 AM     (No. 9731986)

How hard is it to keep your kids home from school no matter what the school board says? Have parents gotten so stupid they can´t figure this out? Or have they gotten so dependent on the government to tell them when to go to the bathroom that they can no longer use common sense?

Things are bad out there....

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jinx, 2/14/2014 7:56:06 AM     (No. 9732004)

Did your Governor steal the election or did NY vote for him on purpose. If the latter, you deserve what you get. Welcome to a Communist state.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/14/2014 7:57:11 AM     (No. 9732005)

FTA: "“The City of New York got it wrong today."
Guess what, they also got it wrong on election day. How many of the complaining parents voted for Mr DeBlasio?



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Reply 5 - Posted by: lancer12, 2/14/2014 8:48:52 AM     (No. 9732086)

Problem is the De Blasio transition team blasted Bloomberg and presented De Blasio as a deity who would solve all problems smoothly (He brought the love back to the city´) NYC is complicted and things will always go wrong. Dealing with stuff develops brains and strenthens character. Whining weakens the spirit.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mc squared, 2/14/2014 9:29:36 AM     (No. 9732163)

( with my tiny violin) I went to Catholic schools and they never closed. When the buses didn´t make it we all walked or we were absent. About 2 miles each way.

And up hill both ways, too.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: msjena, 2/14/2014 12:17:25 PM     (No. 9732485)

Just keep your kids home if you think the weather is too bad.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts, 2/14/2014 12:32:02 PM     (No. 9732520)

This is not a defense of DeBlasio (the Red) or school chancellor, but lots of school districts are hitting the limit for school cancellations because of the bad weather, and they will have to extend the school year to meet the quota. Most cities cannot afford the extra expense, especially when their snow removal budgets are also in the red. This said, I strongly agree with all the posters who say that the parents should decide whether or not to send their kids to school. I would never have sent mine out in a blizzard no matter what the mayor or chancellor said.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: rockymtnhigh, 2/14/2014 2:16:03 PM     (No. 9732659)

Back in the days before Global Warming and we really had ice age type storms, schools in Kansas where I lived never closed.

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