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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Fred Dicker of the Day Award

So, far the only winner of the "Fred Dicker of the Day" award has been Fred Dicker.

But tonight we have a new winner - Queens Parent, a commenter and a self-proclaimed "parent" of a public school child over at Gotham Schools.

Queens Parents wins the Dicker of the Day award for suggesting that because he doesn't get paid for a snow day, no one - including NYC public school teachers - should be paid for it:

Well if teachers aren’t working, why should they get paid unless they use one of their vacation days? If I don’t work tomorrow, I won’t get paid unless I take a vacation day. Why are teachers different?

Oh, yeah -that kind of rationale for why nobody should be paid for snow days really does deserve a Dicker of the Day award.