Tuesday, February 03, 2009

SCHOOL CLOSURES AND THE PRESS

My school was closed today - like most of the other local schools.

The press seem quick to condemn schools for closing too quickly at the threat of snow - they hark back to previous generations when life went on reguardless of the weather, don't they realise that communities have changed (staff live further from schools rather than in the communities where they taught) and risk perception is also very different.

I'm not 'having a go' at friends who are parents questioning why their children's schools remain shut, it's the press that are irritating me, I don't watch too much news - the obsessional nature of the press and sweeping generalisations seem to go unchallenged too often.

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