We all remember the short - 3 month - Chancellorship of Cathie Black, right? Let's hope we can remove Carmen Farina in less time.
My 2 cents.
Special Education in New York City Does Not Exist; Ed Officials Mislead the Public and Discard the Kids
The Case Against Carmen Farina, Former Bloomberg/Diana Lam Partner in Crime
oh - here is the NYC DOE announcement on their website:
Due to inclement weather conditions, all student after-school and PSAL activities are cancelled today, Thursday, February 13, 2014. Schools are open. Families with busing questions should contact the Office of Pupil Transportation at 718-392-8855. Parents, as always, should exercise their own judgment with regard to their children. Safety is a top priority for the Department.
and here is a study done by Harvard University which concludes that students do not fall behind when there are snow days:
Clueless schools chief: ‘It’s a beautiful day’
, Feb. 13, 2014
NYC Mayor And Schools Chancellor Blasted For Keeping Schools Open During Snow Storm
During a press conference updating New Yorkers on the city's response, Fariña went as far as to say "it is absolutely a beautiful day out there right now."
The remark prompted raised eyebrows, with many urging de Blasio to take responsibility for what they believed was a poor judgment call. "Today Show" host Al Roker took to Twitter to chide officials:
The city announced the decision to keep schools open late Wednesday evening.
The city's teachers union was also among the mayor's critics.
"I understand the desire to keep schools open. The only thing that trumps that is safety," United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew said in a statement. "Having students, parents and staff traveling in these conditions was unwarranted. It was a mistake to open schools today."