Mayor de Blasio emphatically defended his position to keep schools open during Thrusday’s blizzard at a press conference yesterday. His decision was berated by parents and teachers–even Al Roker chimed in to criticize the mayor–but he seemed to stand by his thinking.
“We made the decision based on the information we had,” the mayor told reporters, standing by his School Chancellor Carmen Farina.
The New York Times‘ Michael M. Grynbaum wrote in his A1 story:
“The honeymoon will always run out on a newly elected New York City mayor. But after just six weeks in office, Bill de Blasio has discovered that wintry weather and a hint of impropriety can hinder the careful plans of a young administratio…n quicker than most. Faced with a question that has bedeviled city leaders for decades — snow day or no snow day?— Mr. de Blasio and his schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, decided on Wednesday night to keep city schools open, declaring their plans earlier than the typical early-morning notice.”
Read more: The New York Times