New York City schools will no longer have snow days due to remote learning.
David C. Banks, chancellor of New York City’s Department of Education said that students are expected to attend classes virtually when severe storms come to the area. “So, sorry kids- no more snow days, but it’s going to be good for you,” Banks said.
He continued, “With the new technology that we have,– that’s one of the good things that came out of COVID– if a snow day comes around, we want to make sure that our kids continue to learn.”
Before the COVID-19 pandemic introduced the world to remote learning, snow days would allow students to have a day or a few days off from school. However, it has been reported that snow days have not been in effect since 2020.
Social media users did not agree with Banks’ statement and voice their thoughts on it. See what they had to say below.
Cancelling no school snow days and making kids go remote instead is so ridiculous
— Zach Sutera (@z_sutera7) September 9, 2022
Wait sorry… what?? NYC is cancelling snow days for schools? What about the mental health benefit of getting outside & simply playing for a couple days a year?
— Kate Snow (@tvkatesnow) September 7, 2022
NYC Public Schools cancelling snow days to shift to remote learning is just cruel. They’re few and far between and was the equivalent of hitting the lottery as a child.
Hopefully parents now take it upon themselves to make their own snow days.
Shame on you @ericadamsfornyc
— GWAL (@TheRealGWAL) September 8, 2022
Snow days should still exist. By cancelling them, city/town officials are stealing a vital piece of childhood from American children.
— Will Sheridan (@umlweatherman) September 7, 2022
New York requires that students should attend school for 180 days out of the year. How do you feel about the DOE making this decision for the schools and students?