Kids always complain about having to go to school in the winter, but some students in Baltimore had to endure really bad conditions.
60 schools in the city have had some kind of heating problems during the East Coast cold snap, and a half-dozen had to have a delayed opening yesterday (Wednesday) because it was so cold. Aaron Maybin, a former NFL player who now teaches in Baltimore schools, posted a video on social media of him teaching kids wearing hats, gloves and coats.
Schools CEO Sonja Santelises has acknowledged the problems and blames the unusual long-lasting cold. She says, “Nobody in this city, including me, wants folks sitting around in coats and in mittens all day for the entire day… We want students to have every possible opportunity for teaching and learning. And we also want to make sure that students can get the services and supports that many families rely on, (such as) warm meals and before- and after-school care.”
The teachers union, unsurprisingly, has blasted Santelises.