Minneapolis Public Schools take a couple heat days: Top 10 tweets
Better late than never?
Yesterday evening, Minneapolis Public Schools announced that class is canceled today and tomorrow at schools in the city that don't have air conditioning.
With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees, that makes sense, but it raises the question -- why in God's name was class held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, when it was even hotter than it's supposed to be today?
As you'd expect, folks on Twitter offered up some humorous takes on the issue. Below, we run down the 10 best we've seen.
10. From yesterday morning, before the cancelations were announced:
#MPLS students going to 3rd day in 100+ heat index w/o AC: We'll classify your facilities "STADIUMS" to loose funding for needed investments
-- Matt Steele (@VoteMattSteele) August 28, 2013
Kids must go to school in extreme heat, needn't go as heat moderates. Policy right out of "Cuckoo's Nest."
-- Ron Rosenbaum (@Ron_Rosenbaum) August 29, 2013
Here in Minnesota school can be cancelled due to cold, snow, ice, AND heat. Students everywhere, are begging to move to Minnesota.
-- Chey Cab (@CheyCab) August 28, 2013
7. What students are saying about the heat days:
HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT OHMYFUNCGING GOD SCHOOLS CANCELLED THURSDAY AND FRI BC HEAT SO AL MPLS PUBLIC WITH NO AC GET A 5 DAY WEEKEND
-- Moli (@vinylzarry) August 28, 2013
6. And here's the adult perspective:
Minneapolis just canceled school on Thursday & Friday for schools w/o air conditioning. Can my work please get canceled also?
-- emma montie (@emontie13) August 28, 2013
-- ArtHughes (@ArtHughes) August 28, 2013
4. What Texans are saying:
Minneapolis is canceling school for 2 days because of 90° temps. I'd laugh but we shut down the whole city when we have a half inch of snow.
-- Jason Spooner (@jasonspooner) August 29, 2013
3. "Back in my day..."
Life will not always be perfectly climate-controlled. Learn to deal with it @MPS_News
-- Kari Coad (@pinecone99) August 29, 2013
Idea: After orchestra folds, pump AC from Orchestra Hall to the 27 Minneapolis Public School programs that need it. #lemonade
-- Chris Steller (@chris_steller) August 28, 2013
Minnesota: Land of 10,000 School Cancellation Opportunities
-- Lars Leafblad (@larsleafblad) August 29, 2013
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