Monday, March 2, 2009

A Stopped Clock

Well, I have to admit I was wrong. I thought there was no way they were going to close the schools today, but they did. I was lucky, because I was restless at 6AM, turned on the TV and heard "This just in....NYC Public Schools are closed today." So I turned over and went back to sleep, and at 10AM snagged some great tickets to the St. John's game at Citifield, which I never could have gotten while at work. So, thanks Joel Klein! You got one right (I don't think I have ever said those words in a non-snarky way before).

Of course, Klein should have closed the schools by 10PM last night. By waiting until 6AM, he threw a lot of parents into a frenzy and upset a lot of plans. It was clear to anyone looking at a radar map that it was going to snow a ton, but I heard Klein say that he wasn't sure we'd really have as much snow as they said so he waited. So, thanks, Joel Klein! Don't forget to use data to drive your decisions! (the non-snark doesn't last long).


Chaz said...

Everybody knew the minimum amount of snow the City was expecting was 6"+ and likely near a foot by storm's end. His statement did not reflect the reality of the situation.

Ms. Tsouris said...

Klein's statements rarely reflect the reality of any situation he speaks about.