Kaffer: When schools close for weather, working parents get a double whammy
For some families a snow day is a treat … a little shoveling, some sledding, or maybe building a snowman out in the yard. But string together a bunch of days without school and the problems can go beyond stir-crazy kids roaming around yelling, “I’m bored!”
A major snowstorm followed by a polar vortex has put Michigan in one of those stretches right now and among the legions of frustrated working parents is Detroit Free Press columnist Nancy Kaffer.
Kaffer is a longtime Detroit resident, but grew up in Alabama. She spoke with Michgian Radio Morning Edition host Doug Tribou about how a native Southerner found herself rooting for a major snowstorm earlier this week and some possible public policy changes that could help families.