I wonder how many kids braved the elements this morning, risked getting hit by skidding cars, falling on ice and waiting hours for buses just for that perfect attendance award?
Schools should have been closed today. I have no sympathy for teachers who wouldn't use a sick day, but I have lots for the kids who went in, not willing to give up that perfect attendance or afraid a day out will hurt their grades. I know some parents depend on the schools to babysit while they work, but schools are not babysitters. Perhaps the city needs to set up a babysitting alternative for school days.
My daughter reminded me that there were no snow days when she was growing up. It was wrong then. That doesn't make it right now. I am one who always took public transportation and went it. But even I would have stayed under the covers this morning.