Starting a New Semester on a Friday Would be Pointless and Dumb.
ST. LOUIS, MO, January 9, 2014-- Several St. Louis area schools have remained closed all week in the wake of the "Polar Vortex" aka Snowpocalypse II, pushing back the start of a new semester. With the near-certain end of this unexpected boon for area schoolchildren looming before us tomorrow, Michael E. Carter, a teacher, former judge, and owner of Traffic Law Counselors, has taken it upon himself to demand that area schools remain closed just one more day.
"We all remember how exciting it was as a kid to have a snow day. Why not give them all one more? Nothing major happens on the first day back of a new semester anyway, and starting it out on a Friday would be pointless and dumb. Besides, there are still lots of neighborhoods that aren't safe for driving. Do you really want your kids walking to schools and bus stops in such treacherous conditions?"
Carter's law office, Traffic Law Counselors, handles a large number of traffic cases and has firsthand knowledge of the number of school zone speeding tickets that are handed out on a regular basis. "People speed, people drive recklessly, not to mention the dangers of letting loose all those high school aged drivers in these conditions. Let's just let them stay home. It's a win-win."