"My children's school was canceled today, because of what? Some ice," Obama said, and all at the table started laughing. "As my children pointed out, in Chicago school is never canceled," he continued. He said that in their old hometown, "you'd go outside for recess in weather like this. You wouldn't even stay indoors."But his kids went to private school. Didn't he know that back in 2001, when Arne Duncan became CEO recess was banned in 80% of Chicago schools. Even though Duncan has recently voiced support for restoring recess, many Chicago public schools continue the ban today.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Recess? What recess?
The President got a little confused. He was bragging that schools in his beloved Windy City "never close" because of the weather.