Education Opinion

Snow baller

By Jessica Shyu — January 28, 2009 1 min read
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Here in DC, we don’t play. Sure, there’s snow falling and they’re calling for sleet and ice in a couple hours. But bring it on, we have school. When all the other districts around us either closed or ended school early yesterday, we in the district kept on going. Today, we only have a 2-hour delay. And you know what? It’s been OK. No accidents, no problems, nothing. I was on the roads all day going to schools and it was fine.

Now, that’s not to say our teachers (and maybe a few students) weren’t doing snow dances and up at 5 am obsessively refreshing the DCPS closings page. But once you lose the disappointment of having to go to school after hours of praying to the snow gods, we’re actually proud that we’re not pausing for the snow day, because quite frankly, the achievement gap isn’t either. That said, thank goodness for those extra two hours of sleep.

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