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Old 01-03-2014, 04:29 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Middle schools and high schools are for the most part no longer neighborhood zoned schools. Most kids can no longer just walk a few city streets to school.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:32 PM
 
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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.
Thank you!
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:35 PM
 
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Potential hazards? It's just an ordinary storm.
Normal snowfall but abnormally low temperatures.

Mayor De Blasio has children in the school system and the former Mayor Bloomberg didn't. So I think that the new mayor's perspective about the children's waiting in the cold is different than the former mayor and that played into his decision to close the schools today.
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:04 PM
 
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The schools closed because the teacher's union wanted a day off. This had nothing to do with the snow. De Blasio is nothing more than a pawn of the public employee unions.
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Old 01-03-2014, 05:25 PM
 
Location: La La Land
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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.
See Moonwatcher's quote below. Teachers have been forced to live outside the city boundaries because they can't afford to raise families on teacher's salaries in NYC. That makes commutes more important.

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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.
No, you just seem to like presenting narrow points without full disclosure.

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Middle schools and high schools are for the most part no longer neighborhood zoned schools. Most kids can no longer just walk a few city streets to school.
Yes! This seems to be conveniently ignored by all the Bloomberg acolytes. They think everyone lives in Manhattan.

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Normal snowfall but abnormally low temperatures.

Mayor De Blasio has children in the school system and the former Mayor Bloomberg didn't. So I think that the new mayor's perspective about the children's waiting in the cold is different than the former mayor and that played into his decision to close the schools today.
You are referring to compassion and understanding. Something Bloomberg and the OP lack.

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The schools closed because the teacher's union wanted a day off. This had nothing to do with the snow. De Blasio is nothing more than a pawn of the public employee unions.
That's ok, Bloomberg was a pawn of the crooks on Wall Street. Don't be a sore loser.
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I didn't think the snow was that big of a deal. I went to work, the train was fine, so was the walk down 2 Avenues. We have had worse. Coming home was fine too, I left at 4pm today.

As far as school closings, that never bothered me as a parent, for it is "I" that decide's when my children were able to stay home because of weather conditions, no one else.
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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I didn't think the snow was that big of a deal. I went to work, the train was fine, so was the walk down 2 Avenues. We have had worse. Coming home was fine too, I left at 4pm today.

As far as school closings, that never bothered me as a parent, for it is "I" that decide's when my children were able to stay home because of weather conditions, no one else.
Your children are home schooled? Not quite sure what you mean since the mayor deciding is actually taking that choice away from you.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:01 PM
 
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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.
At least with cops, I think community relations would greatly improve. When you take a 22 year old rookie from Rockville Centre and throw him in the South Bronx he's so out of touch it isn't funny.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:03 PM
 
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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.
Lol I was in school for the '92 Nor'easter.
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Old 01-04-2014, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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At least with cops, I think community relations would greatly improve. When you take a 22 year old rookie from Rockville Centre and throw him in the South Bronx he's so out of touch it isn't funny.
Same with a lot of my fellow teachers.
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