NYC Chancellor Carmen Farina looks a little unhappy as she struggles with her soon-to-be-public anger and frustration with reporters, parents and teachers who will just not stop throwing darts at her for keeping the schools open during the latest snowstorm on February 13, 2014.
Carmen does not like people who expose her inner corruption and arrogance, or who dare to challenge her and not be afraid of the ever-present threats to life and family.
SNOWGATE is only the first scandal.
De Blasio: Keeping New York City schools open was right decision
Kids in NYC Have to Go to School on Thursday, Or Declare Their Own Snow Day
On Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio issued a hazardous travel advisory for Thursday and Friday, warning New Yorkers that the latest round of the never-ending Snowpocalypse will make the morning and evening commute "extremely difficult." "If you do not need to drive, you will help yourself and everyone else by staying off the roads," said De Blasio. "Take mass transit and leave extra time — it will be slow-going for everyone tomorrow." That sounds like the prelude to a school-closing announcement, but the Department of Education said classes are still on for tomorrow – though last time, more than half of all students just didn't show up.
NYC Schools Chief Carmen Farina Channels Cathie Black and Keeps All Schools Open During The Blizzard Saying "It's A Beautiful Day" - After all, Macy's is Open
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.
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."