Wednesday, February 08, 2017
To Chancellor Carmen Farina - Tomorrow Really Is A Beautiful Day.
Back in February of 2014, Carmen Farina, the newly appointed Chancellor of the New York City schools wrongly decided to keep schools open, despite the National Weather Services forecast of heavy snow just when children where traveling to their schools.
Her poor decision making was compounded by her statement that "it's a beautiful day", despite a heavy snow and sleet storm happening at the moment outside her window. She then claimed that it was important for the children to have a hot lunch. However, few schools had enough staff to make a hot lunch and the vast majority of students trapped in their schools ended up with cold sandwiches.
To make matters even worse she justified keeping the schools open because it was a babysitting service for parents. Of course most sane parents did not go to work and kept their children home rather than threaten their safety due to the elements. Moreover, aren't schools for educating children and not a babysitting service? Finally, it was the first indication that Chancellor Carmen Farina was following the Bloomberg ideology to keep schools open at any cost, even if it potentially threatened the life and limb of children who travel to school through heavy snow and icy roads.
Now that Chancellor Carmen Farina is apparently retiring at the end of the school year. She and Mayor Bill de Blasio have realized that its more important to keep children safe and have closed schools, Now tomorrow is really a beautiful day!