Extreme Heat Prompts School Closings, Early Dismissals

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Extreme heat forced several area schools to close or announce early dismissals on Monday.
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CCH

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Jun 9, 2008
 
They should all close early. Anyone that has ever been in one of these classrooms knows how hot they get. Poor kids!
RuSerios

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Jun 9, 2008
 
Big shock, Philadelphia is still in session. Remember the big ice storm when they sent the kids to school? This is equally detestable. Make the right decision, Dr. Ackerman.
lablue918

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Jun 9, 2008
 
i cant believe schools in philly are in session!! pray for half day....i can feel a heat stroke somewhere in one of the falling down, overheated schools!! 440 has air....schools got ??????
teresa

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Jun 9, 2008
 
RuSerios wrote:
Big shock, Philadelphia is still in session. Remember the big ice storm when they sent the kids to school? This is equally detestable. Make the right decision, Dr. Ackerman.
They have AC..SOme schools don't..My son school not getting out early..They only have 2 more days left of school..
Laura

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#7
Jun 9, 2008
 
I am glad that it is not last year - it was hot like this for the last three weeks. I find it hard to believe that, with all of our tax dollars that we send to the schools, that basic air conditioning is not part of the package. Centennial School District is building a brand new high school and the little kids in elementary school roast on days like this. It just isn't right.
Bernadette Brown

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Jun 9, 2008
 
It appears that the Philadelphia School District is dropping the ball once again when it comes to the health and safety of its students. As I peruse the school closing lists posted I notice that 2 Philadelphia schools...Charter schools that is are closed. More than 50% of the school buildings in the district are not air conditioned. Students must wear uniforms that are made of heavy, dark cotton material. This type of clothing holds in heat. What will it take for a group of "book educated" people to use a little common sense when it comes to our kids.
ALin2012

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Jun 9, 2008
 
I*m appalled at the administration*s lack of response to the global warming heat waves, fires, and droughts. We have no comprehensive strategy in place whatsoever, let alone a detailed plan of action to mitigate the effects of these droughts, and mother earth continues to suffer while the administration refuses to go forward and do what*s right for mother earth.
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How long must we sit idly by while our mother continues to suffer from the warming taking place at a feverish pace? How long must our mother suffer before we have proper c02 taxes put into place? How long must the destruction of mother earth take place before we finally put responsible regulations into effect? How long must we wait until we beef up our corn ethanol production? At least Obama wants to cut c02 pollution by 80%; he is definitely our best hope. As Obama has recently stated on Earth Day, we will save the planet. We will change our economy to a green economy, eliminate our current anti-progressive economy, and eliminate c02 pollution by 80% in our generation. This is a change we all definitely need, a much needed change for the better.
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We the people call upon our leaders to implement a comprehensive antiglobal warming strategy at once and work in coordination with state and federal officials; these heatwaves and droughts continue to worsen and the quicker we stop the warming the sooner we will see these heatwaves and droughts cease. We need action now.
Bebe

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Jun 9, 2008
 
When I was in high school, we never got dismissed because of the heat. We had no air conditioning. SWEAT IT OUT!
Unbelievable

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Jun 9, 2008
 
ALin2012 wrote:
I*m appalled at the administration*s lack of response to the global warming heat waves, fires, and droughts. We have no comprehensive strategy in place whatsoever, let alone a detailed plan of action to mitigate the effects of these droughts, and mother earth continues to suffer while the administration refuses to go forward and do what*s right for mother earth.
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How long must we sit idly by while our mother continues to suffer from the warming taking place at a feverish pace? How long must our mother suffer before we have proper c02 taxes put into place? How long must the destruction of mother earth take place before we finally put responsible regulations into effect? How long must we wait until we beef up our corn ethanol production? At least Obama wants to cut c02 pollution by 80%; he is definitely our best hope. As Obama has recently stated on Earth Day, we will save the planet. We will change our economy to a green economy, eliminate our current anti-progressive economy, and eliminate c02 pollution by 80% in our generation. This is a change we all definitely need, a much needed change for the better.
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We the people call upon our leaders to implement a comprehensive antiglobal warming strategy at once and work in coordination with state and federal officials; these heatwaves and droughts continue to worsen and the quicker we stop the warming the sooner we will see these heatwaves and droughts cease. We need action now.
You're a nut. You know that the record high for today's date was set in 1933??? So being hot in June is not related to global warming. Its JUNE!
Joey

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Jun 9, 2008
 
dats right, when I was in HS we had NO A/C, we walked UPHILL to school, both ways!! and did we complain? there was NUN of that!!! The Penguins would have knocked us silly.

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Jun 9, 2008
 
ALin2012, I said it before and I'll say it again - We the people call on you to switch to decaf.
karin

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Jun 9, 2008
 
Bernadette Brown wrote:
It appears that the Philadelphia School District is dropping the ball once again when it comes to the health and safety of its students. As I peruse the school closing lists posted I notice that 2 Philadelphia schools...Charter schools that is are closed. More than 50% of the school buildings in the district are not air conditioned. Students must wear uniforms that are made of heavy, dark cotton material. This type of clothing holds in heat. What will it take for a group of "book educated" people to use a little common sense when it comes to our kids.
It is not only up to them you know. Let your kids stay home. You're the parent. My kid wouldn't have been in school with no air during a heat wave.
Greg

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Jun 9, 2008
 
It is so hot, on my way into work this morning, I saw a squirrel fanning his nuts!!
Monique

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Jun 9, 2008
 
Philadelphia school dist knew they would have to close early. They should be a shame of themselves. And they need to think about investing in putting A/C in all schools.
ALin2012

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Jun 9, 2008
 
To unbelievable in Phoenix:
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The suffering of our mother is nothing to ridicule.
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Just a short while back Obama was with Seattle mayor Greg Nickels to help mother earth. Please see the quote on Obama's website: "Obama was joined on the visit by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, a leader in addressing the causes of global warming both in his own city and across the country. Three years ago, Nickels launched an effort to urge U.S. mayors to agree to enact their own greenhouse gas reduction programs in their cities. Six-hundred and fifty mayors in all fifty states have now signed that agreement."
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Finally, someone has adressed the suffering of our mother. Obama cannot do it alone; he needs the help of all mayors and governors alike.
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To those of us who know we are in the battle of our lifetimes, in the fight against c02, in the battle to save mother earth, I would like to encourage you to keep helping mother earth with your time, effort, and massive displays of financial support; congratulations, and keep up the good work.
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To those who continue to rant, complain, and stick your heads in the sand and deny global warming, please sit still and stop kicking and screaming like little children. You cannot fight change; we will get Obama elected and you will learn to live responsibly and pay your fair share of c02 taxes.
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You will learn to give mother earth the respect and honor she needs and deserves, and you will accept the progressive regulations that will finally help bring our mother back into peace and harmony and balance. As Obama has recently stated on Earth Day, we will save the planet.
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We will save mother earth, irregardless of a few little children who choose to act like babies. Grow up. We are fighting for the change mother earth needs, a change we can all believe in, and we are winning; come join us today. Click on Obamaís website under people and then click enviornmentalists, get the facts, and donate as much as you can; thank you for helping us save mother earth in these, the most critical days of our motherís history.
Oh OK

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Jun 9, 2008
 
Greg wrote:
It is so hot, on my way into work this morning, I saw a squirrel fanning his nuts!!
LOL - funny -
Hey I do remember though that as kids, we never remember getting dismissed from school early for heat. I think we were allowed to wear shorts. Ok and before anyone askes if this was the 1940s.....lol I grew up in the 70's/80's .... and we didn't walk a mile in snow [we walk 20 miles...hehehe]
Philly Proud

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Jun 9, 2008
 
Joey wrote:
dats right, when I was in HS we had NO A/C, we walked UPHILL to school, both ways!! and did we complain? there was NUN of that!!! The Penguins would have knocked us silly.
No kidding!!!! Why would those nuns have any sympathy for us, remember the get-ups they had to wear??? No wonder they were so cranky!!! LOL
Unbelievable

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Jun 9, 2008
 
ALin2012 wrote:
To unbelievable in Phoenix:
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The suffering of our mother is nothing to ridicule.
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Just a short while back Obama was with Seattle mayor Greg Nickels to help mother earth. Please see the quote on Obama's website: "Obama was joined on the visit by Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, a leader in addressing the causes of global warming both in his own city and across the country. Three years ago, Nickels launched an effort to urge U.S. mayors to agree to enact their own greenhouse gas reduction programs in their cities. Six-hundred and fifty mayors in all fifty states have now signed that agreement."
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Finally, someone has adressed the suffering of our mother. Obama cannot do it alone; he needs the help of all mayors and governors alike.
.
To those of us who know we are in the battle of our lifetimes, in the fight against c02, in the battle to save mother earth, I would like to encourage you to keep helping mother earth with your time, effort, and massive displays of financial support; congratulations, and keep up the good work.
.
To those who continue to rant, complain, and stick your heads in the sand and deny global warming, please sit still and stop kicking and screaming like little children. You cannot fight change; we will get Obama elected and you will learn to live responsibly and pay your fair share of c02 taxes.
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You will learn to give mother earth the respect and honor she needs and deserves, and you will accept the progressive regulations that will finally help bring our mother back into peace and harmony and balance. As Obama has recently stated on Earth Day, we will save the planet.
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We will save mother earth, irregardless of a few little children who choose to act like babies. Grow up. We are fighting for the change mother earth needs, a change we can all believe in, and we are winning; come join us today. Click on Obamaís website under people and then click enviornmentalists, get the facts, and donate as much as you can; thank you for helping us save mother earth in these, the most critical days of our motherís history.
Is this about the planet or about Obama's campaign? Pay more taxes, that will solve everything..
Josh Henry

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#22
Jun 9, 2008
 
Why close school for extreme heat?
Kenny

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Jun 9, 2008
 
When I was in highschool and college during the 90's I remember having to stay in class, but the teachers would bring in fans or take us to the cafeateria, or auditorium where AC was present.

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