Closing local schools was right decision
January 14, 2014 11:55 PM | 1298 views | 6 6 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The temperature on my dash read 18 degrees one morning early this week, yet as I dropped my kids at their west Cobb elementary school I counted dozens of kids with no winter coats, just sweatshirts, and more than a few whose mamas apparently didn’t think shorts were inappropriate for the day. Not one hat was visible, nor gloves.

Considering that many of the parents are from up North originally, one can only surmise they understand that a 9-degree wind chill can freeze little legs. But what else has clouded their judgment? Who knows.

I am grateful, at least, that Cobb school officials recognized this strange and apathetic phenomenon enough to close schools the day before, likely protecting the most vulnerable.

Laura Armstrong

west Cobb
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Lib in Cobb
January 17, 2014
Laura: One doesn't need to be from the north to understand that 9 degrees is cold. I am from the north, while living there, I never saw anyone wearing shorts, a golf shirt and flip flops when it was 10, 20 or 30 degrees, wind chill or air temperature. I have lived here many years now, I find it very amusing when I hear a local complain about the cold and that person is dressed as previously described. The Atlanta area is not tropical, the northerners know that and we dress accordingly. Your comments should be directed to the locals who don't dress their kids properly. It does indeed get cold here, adequate winter clothing is needed. The locals don't get that.
January 16, 2014
Save from these mental giants...
January 16, 2014
Another jewel comment from Laura, this time spitting rage against parents from the North. At least this time didn't blame Obama.
shes a narcisist
January 16, 2014
The author of this article just likes seeing her name in the paper, thus the stupidity of this letter to the editor criticizing parents. No wonder she is not liked amongst her neighbors.
ltrtoeditor for this
January 15, 2014
I really find this letter to the editor amusing. Must have been a slow news day.
Guido Sarducci
January 16, 2014
I find your comment lacking in substance. A letter to the editor is hardly a "news item" and has no bearing on whether it is a "slow news day" or not.
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