NYC Snow-Day Renegades All Skipped School Yesterday

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Children sled down at snow covered Central Park after the snow storm in New York, United States, January 22, 2014.
Photo: Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Mayor De Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña decided to keep New York City schools open on Wednesday, following Polar Vortex II: Cruise Control, but no one listened. “Well I’m the boss, mayor, chancellor in my household! I’m keeping my son home!” declared one mother. She was not alone: Attendance was just 47 percent, down from around 90 percent on most days in January.

Everyone knows kids are in charge anyway:

The weather today is more or less the same as yesterday, with a high around twenty, snow on the ground, and enough wind chill to make it feel below zero. We don’t want to leave the house either.

No One Went to School in NYC Yesterday