Just turned on the TV. Every channel is blasting "TEACHERS ARE PLAYING HOOKY -- 16% ABSENT 11 OR MORE DAYS!!" . A little later a report on how DiBlasio wants control of the schools and is attempting to thwart Gov. Cuomo. 16% is not a lot with all the snow and terrible weather we had last year. (Couple that with everything closed down but schools.) The battle is on!