I think it's apthetic that my school system cancelled classes for today at 8:15 last night. If you pay any attention at all, you know most weather forecasts have plenty of wiggle room when it comes to accurately predicting the next day's weather. I'm concerned for kids because when schools make this kind of move, all it does is telegraph an unwillingenss to accept a challenge. I don't know that I wear it as a badge of courage, but I did wake up confident I would get to work today, whether it was treacherous or smooth... icey or wet... windy or calm. I don't see that kind of attitude being instilled in our kids. We have this idea that it's always better to err on the side safety... don't take on that challenge. If you pull back, isn't that some of the fun of making it to the office on a day like this? Sharing war stories and talking about the moronic moves we saw on the commute? When you teach kids that they should pull the covers over their head when it's a little rough outside, they always look for excuses. I suppose that's why we're dealing more and more with the entitlement generation... they're used to being coddled and given massive leeway. I eman, even look at grading. My son regualrly asks me what my best GA was when I was in school and he usually scoffs, because now kids can get well over a 4.0 thanks to exceeding amounts of extra credit and weighted classes. Really, today's kids are smarter becasue they have the opportunity for extra credit?