Chapel Hill, N.C., does get snow, though not much — only about 4 inches annually on average. Besides, the announcement that the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City schools will be closed this coming Wednesday, March 8, has nothing to do with the weather forecast. Rather, the closure is in the interests of “safety.”
Which is a roundabout — and, frankly, dishonest — way of saying that a whole bunch of teachers in the district won’t be showing up to work. Instead, they will be taking part in the “Day Without A Woman” strike on International Women’s Day.
The official website of the Women’s March urges supporters not only to take the day off but to buy only from businesses owned by women and to wear red.
According to Station WRAL, reaction among parents of students is mixed: