Wednesday, January 28, 2009

don't mess with Chi-town

Barack Obama points out that the school systems on the east coast are run by a bunch of wusses. A little snow and ice? Pah. Snow is never grounds for closing school. Once the temperature falls below zero, sometimes they cancel recess. In my entire life of education in Chicago, I missed two days (back to back in fourth grade) out of 13 years, K through 12. Even the day where huge icicles were falling off the school building, forcing children to run inside in groups of ten under heavy orchestration from the faculty so as not to be impaled, we stayed open.

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