I blame the teachers
Schools faced mounting anger from parents and business leaders over their "defeatist" approach to the bad weather as one in three closed to pupils for a second consecutive day because of snow.
Around here it seems to be the secondary schools which are being pathetic. Small local primary schools in villages seem to be open with parents bravely battling through up to four inches of snow to get there, but the big schools in town have locked their doors. (At one local primary the headmaster brought his sleeping bag and slept there to ensure he was there for the pupils.)
Maybe it is something about these large state schools that makes the staff a bunch of defeatists, and not just about the weather.