Parents angry at school closures

Parents and businesses are becoming increasingly angry at the number of days schools have been shut over the last week.

Parents and businesses are becoming increasingly angry at the number of days schools have been shut over the last week.
Stephen Alambritis of the Federation of Small Businesses told The Guardian that there were concerns schools may be closing unnecessarily, hampering business. He called for universal guidelines on when schools could be shut.
Margaret Morrissey, of campaign group Parents Outloud, called for local authorities to allow teachers who could not get to their own school in freezing weather to be able to offer their services at their local school.
But teachers’ unions said school heads "agonised" about making the decision to close schools. They were also worried about health and safety issues in the ice.
Meanwhile, some organisations have created snow creches so that parents can get into work and beat the weather which is set to last into the next week.
Read more

What do you think? Are schools overreacting and closing too readily?





Post a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *