Skip to comments.Rage as De Blasio keeps schools open in storm
Posted on 02/14/2014 4:52:38 AM PST by jimbo123
Faced with a blizzard of criticism from angry parents forced to trudge with their kids to school through a noreaster that dumped up to three inches of snow an hour on the Big Apple, a seemingly out-of-touch Chancellor Carmen Fariña defended the call to keep classes open Thursday blindly declaring it a beautiful day out there as wet flakes and freezing rain continued to pelt New Yorkers.
Fariña and her head-in-a-snowdrift boss, Mayor de Blasio, scrambled to explain why school buses were rolling and kids sliding through the blinding storm, with Hizzoner trying to pin the blame on the National Weather Service for not providing a more precise inch count the night before, and insinuating the agency had low-balled its forecast.
It has totally stopped snowing. Its absolutely a beautiful day out there right now, Fariña said during a Thursday-morning news conference with de Blasio, a mere 45 minutes after Gov. Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the city and its suburbs.
Its getting warmer, which means that, theoretically, the snow will start melting, Fariña said as the jaws of reporters in attendance and parents across the city collectively dropped.
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Everytime I read a story about NYorkers and how “pissed” they are about something Deblasio did, I laugh. I wish upon them more snow, ice and schools open. I’d also like their taxes to triple. They voted for this.
Why should New Yorkers be enraged? They elected the bastard. Let them enjoy him.
A big AMEN to that!
The problem is not that they voted for it, but that most of them didn’t vote at all. Only 17% of New Yorkers voted.
Same thing happened nationally in the presidential elections last year - terrible turnout. So because some people are too “pure” to vote, a tiny percentage (whipped up and even brought to the polls by “activist” Dems) get to elect the worst candidate.
It’s all about money. These schools don’t get money if the kids don’t get to school. Even if they stay 15 minutes,,,they get the money...
Yesterday watching the news they said the NYC public schools had been closed 11 times since 1978. Those schools would have been open regardless of who won the election.
This is just the intro wait.............
I have already seen calls for a recall on FB.. One was from a friend I know voted for him.
Yes. I rubbed it in.
Just because school is open doesn’t mean parents HAVE TO obey and send them.
I had heard last night on 11PM news that DB had said to the effect...
“We keep the schools open because the parents depend on them to watch their kids during the day” .... or some senseless drivel that was close to above...
Stupid is as Stupid gets...
Students who didn’t attend will have unexcused absence and will get 0’s for all assignments for the day.
Yeah, I know. But from what I hear about the schools in New York ... what’s another zero?
In 2012, the turnout percentages for repubs were higher than 2008 (the previous presidential election), it was the opposite (lower for dems).
There are so many people that falsely believe what you stated, I just can’t fathom how the lie will be overcome...
“...but that most of them didnt vote at all. Only 17% of New Yorkers voted.”
Then they voted by not voting.
The essence and epitaph of Socialism.
There was only 17 percent turnout.
Don’t wish it on the ones who voted for Lhota.
Things are bad enough without freepers constantly piling on.
Elections have consequences?
What’d he promise, anyway? More “hope and change”?
I know he ran openly as a socialist. I suppose the people that think that’s a good thing will now simply write this off not as a failure of socialism, but a failure of implementation.
Hey idiots, just keep the kids home if the administration is too stupid to close the schools.
Me too...until I realize that they will all be moving to my neck of the woods and I’d have to deal with those arrogant backwards SOBs.
Who are you going to believe? Me or your lying eyes?
Most NYC kids take the subway to school or walk. It is not like they are out there waiting for the school bus. Therefore, many times the city schools will be open when the suburb schools on LI, NJ, CT and Westchester County are closed.
Now go back and plot how many severe snowstorms have hit NYC since 1978 to see if your observation has merit. Besides, the idiot in charge of the schools cancelled after-school activities and her own Town Hall meeting citing "inclement weather". Duh.
I feel sorry for the 25% who voted for the GOP candidate for mayor.
For those who voted for the communist De Blasio, I’m with you. I have no sympathy for them either.
I grew up here (a dozen miles to the west of NYC); I can safely say we average two snow days per year. They are averaging one every three years...
“But from what I hear about the schools in New York ... whats another zero?”
So true — and so sad. In the ‘60s when I was in high school in NY State, their system was excellent. School was difficult and challenging.
I figure the Gov didn’t cancel for two reasons: (1) he wanted to receive the dollars connected to each attending student, and (2) every day the kids aren’t in school they aren’t being indoctrinated by liberal teachers and staff.
Dear New Yorkers:
You voted for this.
I detest DeBlasio but in this situation I feel he’s getting a bum wrap.
If he cancels school they bitch about childcare and what to do with the kids.
They were not “forced to trudge” the kids to school. They could have kept them home.
Much ado about nothing.
Most of the kids did stay home. Attendance averaged about 40%, and was as low as 11% in some places.
The teachers also had to come in, of course, and it took them hours to get there - to nearly empty classrooms.
Not to mention that having all these extra people out driving or even driving empty schoolbuses around was dangerous and also made it even more difficult to keep clear the streets.
I don’t know why De Blasio did this. It’s not a common event in NYC, but the winter this year has been unusually harsh and snowy.
THE BLEEDING HEART, TWISTED PROGRESSIVE MIND AT WORK------keeping schools open shows Blabio's animosity for well-to-do parents........in favor of those who use schools as baby-sitters.
NOT YET READY FOR PRIMETIME NYC Schools (gag) Chancellor Carmen Fariña's sap-happy remark at a news conference was supposed to allay criticism WRT the Mayor's stupid decision to keep schools open. The clueless Farina's response to the blinding snowstorm: Its absolutely a beautiful day out there, she beamed...flashing a sap-happy smile to the cameras.
Within minutes of wrapping up the Mayor's presser, Fariña bailed out of the bldg. A short time later, Fariñas office announced that her town hall meeting in Brownsville, Brooklyn, was canceled due to inclement weather.
CONCLUSION: D-U-H-VERSITY-OBSESSED BLABIO PROMOTED FARINA TO CHANCELLOR B/C HE LIKED THE WAY SHE CLEANED SCHOOL TOILETS
Here's what she told the City Council on Tuesday. Testifying in favor of universal pre-K, Fariña, gave a truly bizarre statement: The grade at which we look at incarceration in the future is third grade. Third-grade reading scores nationally are the grade by which jails are chosen to be built.
This information stunned the chamber, but apparently for the wrong reason the members plainly took it as face value, when its self-evidently absurd: Few if any governments across the country do anything like that kind of long-term planning when it comes to prisons, which after all dont take that long to build.
Its hard to say whether or not the ditz knew she was peddling a myth or which would be worse.
By keeping the schools open the school does not have to make up the day at the end of the year and it keeps the unions satisfied.
Also people can make up their minds whether they send their kids to school.
have the pundits or experts said why the turnout has been low for past few yrs? Does not make sense to me ie leaving the decision of voting to someone else.
Now go back and plot how many severe snowstorms have hit NYC since 1978 to see if your observation has merit. Besides, the idiot in charge of the schools cancelled after-school activities and her own Town Hall meeting citing “inclement weather”. Duh.
This is about unions.