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Chicago Teachers Union Demands Schools Close Monday Due To Weather
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Posted on 01/05/2014 1:54:20 PM PST by matt04

The Chicago Teachers Union is demanding that CPS close all schools due to the extreme cold that is forecast for Monday.

“Right now, CPS and the City of Chicago’s Office of Emergency Management are sending confusing and mixed messages to the public about what to do,” said CTU President Karen GJ Lewis in a press release. “We believe common sense would dictate that CPS should close schools with at least 10 inches of snow already on the ground and a record-breaking low temperature of -10 degrees forecast for Monday.”

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Schools throughout the Chicago area have announced school closings for Monday, including Northwestern, DePaul and the University of Chicago. CTU says CPS should close Monday too.

“We expect nothing less when it comes to paying attention to the well-being of the children and teachers we serve,” Lewis said. “In light of the forecast, sending children to school in such dangerous weather conditions shouldn’t even be an option for parents.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: chicago; globalwarminghoax; teachers; teachersunions; unions
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Maybe have movie day and show "A Inconvenient Truth."
1 posted on 01/05/2014 1:54:21 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

Is it supposed to get warmer Tuesday in Chicago ?

What the point then...wooly up and get ta skol chillins !


2 posted on 01/05/2014 1:59:00 PM PST by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: matt04

The schools should be closed. It would be ridiculous to send small children out (or even older children) with what we are facing here in Chicagoland, weather-wise on Monday. You won’t catch me going out, as I am older and not an idiot.


3 posted on 01/05/2014 2:00:04 PM PST by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: matt04

I live in Richmond, VA. Just the threat of snow closes the schools! Then, everybody buys bread and milk. (only a small exaggeration)


4 posted on 01/05/2014 2:06:20 PM PST by kdot
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To: matt04

I guess asking politely is out of the question for a union?


5 posted on 01/05/2014 2:06:45 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: matt04

bttt


6 posted on 01/05/2014 2:09:55 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: matt04

Funny,
I’d like Chicago schools closed - permanently - because the teachers are IN that foul union.


7 posted on 01/05/2014 2:10:40 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: kdot
Then, everybody buys bread and milk.

One of modern life's funniest rituals !    d:^)

8 posted on 01/05/2014 2:11:52 PM PST by tomkat
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To: matt04
I live 28 miles from downtown Chicago. 15 mile from O'hare field. Weather Channel is calling for -16 at 7am, -17 at 8am, -18 at 9am. With windchills at -43 to -46. Though I delivered papers, when I was a kid, in temperatures like that
(in 3 feet of snow...both ways...in the middle of the summer...and I liked it),
It was my job and I was dressed for it (somewhat). We're talking 404,000 kids. A lot of those kids will be walking to school.

We're talking a lot of kids from "deprived" neighborhoods, where people don't have an ounce of common sense and need the government to come along and wipe their noses for them.

Its probably best to not have classes.

But should still have schools open, in case some don't get the word, or need a warm place to go.

9 posted on 01/05/2014 2:11:53 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: flaglady47

We just received an e-mail and a telephone call from the Naperville School District (203) that the District 203 schools would be closed on Monday, January 7, 2013. But then, it gets colder out here than by the lake.


10 posted on 01/05/2014 2:12:23 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: matt04

I suspect the schools would be closing anyway. The union is just grabbing a headline.


11 posted on 01/05/2014 2:13:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: kdot

In the Lehigh Valley (PA), they’d sometimes close schools because of extreme cold and snow and the ski resorts nearby would be standing room only. What a joke!


12 posted on 01/05/2014 2:15:00 PM PST by randita
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To: flaglady47
as I am older and not an idiot.

You are correct.

We must remember the DEMOcratic DEMOgraphic of Chicago.

404,000 kids....with mostly idiots for parents.

13 posted on 01/05/2014 2:15:11 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: flaglady47

Bunch of wimps, when I went to grade school in Arlington
Heights we walked all the time, sometimes the snow
would be piled up on either side of the side walk to
where it looked like walking down a white hall way.
I remember having our Halloween parade around the play
ground in snow 3” deep.

Course things were different in “those” days.


14 posted on 01/05/2014 2:15:37 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: matt04

Why not? Kids will miss nothing worthwhile. Only BS is on the current agenda.


15 posted on 01/05/2014 2:15:46 PM PST by mulligan
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To: tomkat

Then, everybody buys bread and milk.

One of modern life’s funniest rituals ! d:^)


Here you go. Enjoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6zaVYWLTkU


16 posted on 01/05/2014 2:16:03 PM PST by cornfedcowboy
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To: Da Coyote

17 posted on 01/05/2014 2:16:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tomkat
One of modern life's funniest rituals !

My ritual is to buy my groceries a month's worth at a time and keep about a two week buffer. While everybody else is running around in a panic, I'm watching snow pile up on the truck.
18 posted on 01/05/2014 2:21:01 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Before cell phone cameras, a sign at the women’s restroom entrance at our Wal-Mart read “Closed due to plumming.” Thank God watermelons weren’t in season.


19 posted on 01/05/2014 2:21:10 PM PST by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people's than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: matt04

It’s okay for the commie ‘RATS to demand a “shutdown”. Let the Republicans try it and their *** is grass.


20 posted on 01/05/2014 2:21:28 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (If you like your ObamaCare, you can keep your ObamaCare. I'll pass. PERIOD!)
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To: cripplecreek

Taking credit for the obvious. They should be in favor of keeping the schools open - global warming and all.


21 posted on 01/05/2014 2:24:27 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: tet68

Three inches of snow for Halloween?


22 posted on 01/05/2014 2:31:15 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: cornfedcowboy; cripplecreek
Thanks for the link, cfc .. lol

I'm about the same way, cc .. we're s'posed to get ice tonight, and the day's most taxing chore was gettin' some melt spread on the drive in anticipation.

Took about 10 minutes (long driveway) .. lol .. currently comfy w/little heater under the desk, watchin' these idiots doing their team a disservice, playing w/o sleeves when it's 0°.

NO WAY that allows optimal performance, imho, and that's from an ex-ballplayer.

23 posted on 01/05/2014 2:31:52 PM PST by tomkat
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To: Bulwyf

Yep. back in the 50s. Ancient history.


24 posted on 01/05/2014 2:34:45 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s exactly what irrelevant Dayton did here in Minnesota too. There isn’t a school in the state that would have been open tomorrow with -60 to -70 windchills forecast. But he had to play “Governor” for a minute and issue a proclamation for the safety of the children. Bafoon.


25 posted on 01/05/2014 2:36:48 PM PST by mn-bush-man
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To: tet68

Pretty common to have some snow at Halloween where I’m at, just surprised at further south.


26 posted on 01/05/2014 2:39:40 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf

I can’t say we had it then every year, I just remember
wearing my costume with the other kids and traipsing
in the snow at least once.


27 posted on 01/05/2014 2:42:56 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Squantos
The "high" temperature for Monday is -12 with windchills between -20 and -40.

The "high" temperature for Tuesday ranges from -4 to 0 degrees, depending on which weather forecaster you watch.

I live 35 miles SW of Chicago -- schools out here and most of the Chicago Suburbs already announced closings via emails to parents and phone trees.

Why Chicago Public Schools insist on staying open isn't really a mystery -- they NEED the federal matching funds. They don't get them if the kids aren't in school.

Also, many Chicago Public School kids WALK or take Public Transportation to school. If I were the parent of a Chicago public school kid, there's just no way I'd subject my children to the weather elements to get to school that day.

It's just not worth the risk to their safety (getting shot at, public transportation breaking down and stranding them) or their health (getting sick.)

28 posted on 01/05/2014 2:44:46 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: tet68

That’s still good times heh. Hope we don’t keep cooling too much or our food is going to get far more expensive.


29 posted on 01/05/2014 2:45:11 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: tomkat

Fortunately I mostly work right here at home but I’ll probably wander down to the post office in the morning to hear the old timers gossip and take a few pics of town.


30 posted on 01/05/2014 2:45:46 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tet68
Yeah, I remember the blizzard of '67 and again in '78. I walked to school too. Fortunately for you and I we lived in much safer areas than Chicago back then and walking was no big deal, other than having to deal with the snow.

This is a different time and it's Chicago with the high murder rate, kids getting shot at, yadda, yadda, yadda.

31 posted on 01/05/2014 2:48:03 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: tet68

Im sure in -20 wind chill, right?

I walked to school in some rough weather here in Michigan. I would not let my kids out in this cold just to prove some point.


32 posted on 01/05/2014 2:48:18 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: usconservative

Back in 78 we were out of school for better than a week because of the big blizzard.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3108639/posts


33 posted on 01/05/2014 2:48:31 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
And how do you know that this sign wasn't written by a school drop-out, working at the burger joint 'cos that's all they could get without a high school diploma? That this individual wasn't the one cutting classes and fooling around when teachers were offering education in their classrooms?

Therefore, your whole premise (and attempted swipe at teachers) is pure garbage.

34 posted on 01/05/2014 2:49:32 PM PST by EinNYC
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To: cripplecreek
Well, pace yerself .. it's a jungle out there     d:^)
35 posted on 01/05/2014 2:51:46 PM PST by tomkat
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To: tet68
BTW, my employer (based in downtown Chicago) told us all today via email and broadcsast phone calls to work from home on Monday and perhaps Tuesday.

I'm frankly glad I don't have to battle the -15 temperatures tomorrow getting to work and worrying if my global warming causing, gas guzzling SUV is going to start so I can get home at the end of the day.

And here I spent all day yesterday in my garage changing out the batteries (yes, plural) cleaning my fuel injection system and checking the fluids, belts and hoses.......

36 posted on 01/05/2014 2:51:52 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: cripplecreek

Not us, we missed one day and I remember it well. Mostly because I lived “too close” to the school to have school bus service (I lived 9/10th’s of a mile away) and I had to walk every day. Getting through that snow and down a road that did not have sidewalks next to it was a real bear.


37 posted on 01/05/2014 2:53:55 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: EinNYC

A member of the indoctrinators union I presume.


38 posted on 01/05/2014 3:02:04 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: usconservative

Always good to do that anyway, it’s a long way to
spring. Do you have a block heater? My diesel has
one and it makes all the difference, just plug it
in at night and it cranks right up.


39 posted on 01/05/2014 3:03:01 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: mountn man

If they close the schools who will feed the children? </S>


40 posted on 01/05/2014 3:03:54 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: usconservative

We had a huge rural district with no more than a dozen or so students within a mile of the school.


41 posted on 01/05/2014 3:04:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: matt04
From a post on FB, a teacher I know said that CPS said that kids missing school would be given an excused absence.

In light of that, if they are telling the kids not to come in, it seems like they should just close for the teachers and other staff.

42 posted on 01/05/2014 3:05:02 PM PST by Patriotic1 (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am)
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To: tet68
I have a semi-heated garage (meaning it's attached to the house on two sides and doesn't get anywhere near as cold as it is outside) so I'm not worried about it starting in the morning.

I'm worried about parking it all day (about 12 hours) in an open parking lot during the day subject to the cold, wind and snow and I'm worried it wouldn't start in the evening.

Doesn't matter now!

43 posted on 01/05/2014 3:06:01 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: cripplecreek

That’s lame! I would still be open selling toasted cheese sandwiches, drinks and fries. Hell all the profit is in the drinks and fries.


44 posted on 01/05/2014 3:06:53 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1
What makes your comment truly funny, is that there are those who think that way.

Its the governments responsibility to feed them AND its the governments job to make sure they stay safe and warm.

45 posted on 01/05/2014 3:11:24 PM PST by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: cripplecreek; All
Projected wind-chills for tomorrow. Tom Skilling is one of Chicago's best weathermen with a great track record for being correct.


46 posted on 01/05/2014 3:12:14 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: mountn man
What makes your comment truly funny, is that there are those who think that way.

I don't think it's funny, I think it's pretty sad actually. Yes, it's true there are ALOT of parents of Chicago Public School kids who don't feed their kids -- the school's do it.

About 15 years ago when I worked for a large advertising agency in Chicago (Leo Burnett) we did alot of volunteer work, one year we spent a number of weekends rehabbing kitchens and pantries in Chicago Public Schools in some pretty poor neighborhoods. It was painfully obvious that were it not for the meals these kids got at school they'd probably go hungry. These schools fed these kids 365 days a year.

Not saying it's right, not saying I agree schools should feed the kids ... just saying what's happening.

47 posted on 01/05/2014 3:15:41 PM PST by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: tomkat
Then, everybody buys bread and milk. One of modern life's funniest rituals ! d:^)

And eggs. We call it French Toast day.

48 posted on 01/05/2014 3:19:57 PM PST by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Starstruck
oh great ! now a foreman burger AND french toast sound good .. is that allowed ?
49 posted on 01/05/2014 3:29:31 PM PST by tomkat
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To: matt04

One of the things I love about Maine Governor Paul LePage:

He was the CEO of a well known and beloved company in Maine called Mardens. Mardens is the Maine place to go for salvage, closeouts, bargans. At least 12 stores in the state. Good business.

As Governor he found that the state office workers were going home early or not having work for any little snow spit up in Maine, and there are many. Meanwhile businesses throughout Maine opened, even on the tough days.

So he decreed that if Mardens is open, the state is open.

I love him.


50 posted on 01/05/2014 3:31:19 PM PST by Chickensoup (we didn't love freedom enough... Solzhenitsyn.)
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