U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Education
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-29-2011, 07:28 AM
 
920 posts, read 1,471,638 times
Reputation: 955

Advertisements

The OP is shilling....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-29-2011, 07:38 AM
 
Location: USA
700 posts, read 953,496 times
Reputation: 648
Nothing IS free. We pay for basic education through our property taxes, whether you have kids in the school or not. Which I think is unfair to those that don't have kids. But that's for another thread.

The parents of the students in the "GIFTED AND MUSIC PROGRAMS" should pay for that program? You know, make it a self-sustaining program?

If the school budget can carry the extra-curricular programs, then that's fine. If not, then pay up. At the very least, get organized and run a few fund-raising events to raise money for these programs. I know we do at our school.

Look at the bright side: rather than complaining about budget cuts, this is an excellent opportunity to teach you children about self-reliance, personal responsibility, organization and management skills, entrepreneurship, the free market, capitalism and the good ol' American way!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
43,858 posts, read 43,589,392 times
Reputation: 58603
Not sure about other areas, but in Orlando, Florida.....you have to live at least a mile away from the school to ride the bus. That is a long walk for lots of little kids.
I wouldn't mind paying for school bus services if I still had kids in school, but there are so many who could not pay, until it would just become another complicated voucher system like free lunches. There are also a great many school districts who outsource their school bus needs.

What I would like to see on school buses is SEAT BELTS! Can't imagine how they continue to get by without them.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 07:41 AM
 
11,151 posts, read 13,805,891 times
Reputation: 18791
School attendance is compulsary. You can't mandate a child go to school without providing a way for that child to get there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
26,346 posts, read 80,831,336 times
Reputation: 17413
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark of the Moon View Post
School attendance is compulsary. You can't mandate a child go to school without providing a way for that child to get there.

Yes you (they) can (and do).
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 07:53 AM
 
920 posts, read 1,471,638 times
Reputation: 955
Quote:
Originally Posted by Charles View Post
Yes you (they) can (and do).
It's happening in Detroit and Chicago. Many schools are closing and their bus services are being cut as well. They tell the kids/parents get to what ever school is open on your own.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 08:06 AM
 
11,151 posts, read 13,805,891 times
Reputation: 18791
Quote:
Originally Posted by loloroj View Post
It's happening in Detroit and Chicago. Many schools are closing and their bus services are being cut as well. They tell the kids/parents get to what ever school is open on your own.
I assume there are public transit options in those cities (and, oftentimes, free/reduced fares for students). That's not the case in most areas of the country.

If schools in rural areas stop providing transportation, expect lawsuits -- and expect the districts to lose.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 08:11 AM
 
920 posts, read 1,471,638 times
Reputation: 955
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dark of the Moon View Post
I assume there are public transit options in those cities (and, oftentimes, free/reduced fares for students). That's not the case in most areas of the country.
Maybe but there is no guarantee anymore. Much of the infrastructure of these cities is collapsing, including public transport. School buses were supposed to be available to students in lieu of public transport, so it isn't enough to say public transit is available to all students equally....
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 08:25 AM
 
4,668 posts, read 5,913,800 times
Reputation: 9465
In Alabama there also is a mileage requirement. In our system students must live minimum one mile from school to ride the bus. There is talk of raising that to 2 miles. Even then bus service is not door to door. Students must gather at a central location to "catch the bus". While in theory this seems like a good cost cutting idea, much fighting and bullying goes on at these central location bus stops.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-29-2011, 09:21 AM
 
613 posts, read 808,821 times
Reputation: 711
Quote:
Originally Posted by loloroj View Post
The OP is shilling....
Yep!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Education
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top