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Saturday, February 2, 2008

Cold Weather And School Kids

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The snow has been hitting areas hard this winter as well as the bitter cold. Should your child walk to school in cold weather and blowing snow? This is something everyone thinks about when they send the kids out the door. Schools use discretion when canceling school or delaying it for a few hours, but do they have the best interest of the child in mind or do they worry about school days.

Schools need to think about kids first, then learning or meeting state requirements. There are schools that think about the kids and close school when appropriate, but some just delay school, which delays everyone it seems. When day care centers close, those who work have nowhere to go with their children and miss work. Some are penalized for this and some are not bothered by it.

One would have to think that kids that are home schooled have an advantage over kids that need to brave the elements and find their way to school. They seem to thrive just as well as children going to public schools and they do not have to endanger their safety.

This is one opinion, but I think parents need to have the option of sending kids to school in bad weather or not. They can call the teachers, see what is being studied and have the kids do the work at home.

Do you agree or disagree with this way of thinking?

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2 Comments:

  • At February 4, 2008 at 5:14 PM , Anonymous Hopeful Housewife said...

    Well, considering I dont live where it snows...OR have kids that go to public school, I'm not sure how much my opinion matters. That said, I am SO glad we homeschool. Heck, I dont want to take them out in the rain sometimes, nevermind the snow!

     
  • At February 4, 2008 at 5:21 PM , Blogger Blondie Writes - Pamela said...

    I have heard from many parents that they enjoy homeschooling and it actually works better for everyone. I did an article on homeschooling and found out that most kids that learn at home do better than kids that go to schools. I was very impressed with then figures.

    You are lucky you have no snow, we have another 9 inches coming tomorrow. I am glad I work at home.

     

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