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View Diary: Storm Sandy: Should Obama suspend active campaigning? (63 comments)

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  •  Many students are latchkey kids (6+ / 0-)

    Schools may be the safest place for them.  Most inner cities try to keep schools open if possible.  

    •  From age ten kids start commuting on their (2+ / 0-)
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      weck, ParkRanger

      own for middle school.  A lot of districts don't have zoned middle and high schools.  If public transportation is not running then students who live n Queens or Staten Island and attend, for example, Bronx Science, should not be penalized if they can't make it to school.

    •  Not in a storm (0+ / 0-)

      In the Loma Prieta earthquake we had parents separated from their kids because they couldn't get across the bay (all bridges were out for awhile, at least according to the AM station that we could get from our office.)

      Some conservative nutcase on the radio was saying that it served working moms right for not being home with their children or something like that.

      With this storm I think I'd take the kids and pets as far inland as possible.   Right now.   The problem is that like Katrina, many poor New Yorkers do not have transportation options.

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