City snubs teacher request for day off before holiday break
Almost 25,000 people are asking the Department of Education to reconsider opening schools on Dec. 23.
A little over a week before classes begin, teachers and parents are fuming over the city’s inaction in eliminating a school day that they consider a “waste.”
Almost 25,000 people are calling on the New York City Department of Education and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza to cancel school on Monday, Dec. 23 — the sole school day before a one-week vacation.
“I think it’s very Grinch-ish,” Erica Pantano, a school aide at McKinley Junior High School told the Brooklyn Eagle.
Pantano — a single mom with three children in elementary, middle and high school — said that, while her family in Long Island has the day off, she and her kids will be stuck at school.