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Old 01-03-2014, 03:57 PM
 
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They could keep the schools open and make it clear that parents could keep the kids home if they are worried about safety.Parents should have the option to keep the kids home or not.Teachers and administrators should be required to be there.

The real reason schools get closed is because teachers who live in Nassau,Suffolk,Westchester and Rockland start squealing like pigs when there is an inch on the ground.A lot of them don't come in even when the schools stay open in the dinkiest of storms.They should make city residency a requirement for teachers again.
What about extending that to all municipal employees?
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Old 01-03-2014, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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The odd 3-day weekend comes around and you're bummed huh?
Just had a week and a half off for the holidays,hardly need or want a 3 day weekend on top.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:00 PM
 
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Just had a week and a half off for the holidays,hardly need or want a 3 day weekend on top.
Just asking.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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What about extending that to all municipal employees?
Not a bad idea.It should definitely be for cops,firemen,teachers and sanitation workers though.On top of the importance of keeping these departments running,I think these municipal workers should live among the people they serve.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:03 PM
 
Location: La La Land
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I am a teacher and I don't think the schools should have been closed today.The storm was too dinky.A delayed opening might have been in order.Everyone forgets what a horrendous burden it is on parents who work to have to wait until they wake up in the morning to find out that they have to scramble to make alternate plans for the kids when their bosses are telling them they have to come to work.Not fair to put the parents in that position.

I actually think that the schools should never be closed except in very very extreme circumstances.Teachers should be required to be there and the parents should have the option to keep their kids home or not ,depending on their needs.In the old days teachers were required to live in New York City precisely because keeping the schools open was considered so important.
You are not a teacher, you are a professional babysitter. Our job is not to provide babysitting services for those parents who can't take care of their kids, it is to educate. When it is dangerous out, there is no reason to expose children to those dangers. Teachers and administrators are still working at home (at least those of us who are not just babysitters are working). Teachers still have to be able to park their cars and walk on clean sidewalks (neither of which seems to be a priority to the city as shopping areas get cleaned before school areas). Also, buses must be able to function.
Bloomberg's priority was to torture teachers, De Blasio actually worried about safety of children.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:04 PM
 
Location: La La Land
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Just had a week and a half off for the holidays,hardly need or want a 3 day weekend on top.

Again reaffirming the fact that you evidently don't "bring your work home".
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:08 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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You are not a teacher, you are a professional babysitter. Our job is not to provide babysitting services for those parents who can't take care of their kids, it is to educate. When it is dangerous out, there is no reason to expose children to those dangers. Teachers and administrators are still working at home (at least those of us who are not just babysitters are working). Teachers still have to be able to park their cars and walk on clean sidewalks (neither of which seems to be a priority to the city as shopping areas get cleaned before school areas). Also, buses must be able to function.
Bloomberg's priority was to torture teachers, De Blasio actually worried about safety of children.
Give me a break. When I was a kid schools closed maybe once every two or 3 years .Nobody had any problems with getting to school in the snow.Now everyone starts clamoring for schools to close after an inch or two,especially the teachers.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Give me a break. When I was a kid schools closed maybe once every two or 3 years .Nobody had any problems with getting to school in the snow.Now everyone starts clamoring for schools to close after an inch or two,especially the teachers.
It was like that and I remember going to school on some days that nobody had any business being outside. I got jumped pretty bad actually on one of those days. Also honestly those days were a waste. At least half the teachers weren't there.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:12 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Again reaffirming the fact that you evidently don't "bring your work home".
Wow,getting personal. I must have hit a raw nerve with you.

FYI,I always have plenty of work at home.Intersting you decided to launch a personal attack.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:23 PM
 
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Potential hazards? It's just an ordinary storm.
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