The New York Daily News reports:
In what could prove to be the most controversial statement of his tenure, Mayor de Blasio declared Tuesday that snow days for New York City school kids are a thing of the past.
Students taking in-person classes can blame that cold, cold new reality on remote learning, which has become necessary and almost universal due to the COVID pandemic.
A snowstorm set to hit the Big Apple in the coming days forced Hizzoner to go into full Grinch mode and confront the issue head-on Tuesday.
Mayor de Blasio is cutting snow days.
“… If we did have a snow day — meaning kids couldn’t physically go to school — we still have remote learning in place.”https://t.co/k8DVp0rkwn
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) December 15, 2020
After De Blasio Kills Snow Days, Frustrated Students Vow To “Take Matters Into Our Own Hands”https://t.co/G6D1ypqPYa
— Gothamist (@Gothamist) December 15, 2020