The End Of Snow Days


Have these people forgotten what it's like to be children?

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- When bad weather hits this winter, students in a rural western Ohio school district will hit their home computers as part of an experiment. With the Ohio Department of Education looking on, the Mississinawa Valley Schools in Darke County will try to replace days off for snow and other inclement weather with online learning.

The notion that today's kids need Internet time more than outdoor playtime is itself suspect, but beyond that, can anyone possibly value a day's worth of online instruction more than the memories of childhood snow days?

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