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Should Schools Close on Inauguration Day?

That's the question washingtonpost.com On Parenting blogger Stacey Garfinkle asks as more school districts decide that, yes, they should. The Post's editorial board opposes the closures; one Walt Whitman Senior High School student wrote a letter to the editor defending them.

What do you think? Let us know in the comments here or on the On Parenting blog.


By Christopher Dean Hopkins  |  December 1, 2008; 12:11 PM ET  | Category:  Point of View , Youth
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I think that the schools in DC and surrounding areas should be closed on Inauguration Day 2009. With the influx of people in the city, it will only add to the chaos to have children trying to get to school and parents trying to get them there. Yes they would be all together in a controlled environment if they were in schools but getting them there and back home is the problem.

Posted by: cm1265 | December 1, 2008 1:27 PM | Report abuse

I hadn't thought of the chaos for the kids trying to get to and from D.C. area schools, but you're right. Close 'em and add a day down the calender somewhere.

Posted by: SGall23241 | December 1, 2008 9:22 PM | Report abuse

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