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Old 02-18-2013, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by nybbler View Post
It's not that kids can't walk to school, it's that our overprotective society won't let them.
Correct. Shows like like Good Morning America and Dateline have people convinced that there is a child molester behind every bush, rock and ice cream truck. Ok, so maybe there is one in every ice cream truck.
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Old 02-22-2013, 04:24 AM
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In the town I grew up in they had neighborhood schools. Everyone within a 1 mile radius had to talk, no bus would pick you up.

And you know what? A lot of kids walked. Well about 3 years ago, they got rid of those neighborhood schools because kids were tracking at different levels due to the different socioeconomic backgrounds of the town neighborhoods. For about 5 years in a row, 75% of the top 10 in the high school went to the same elementary school.

Now they took those 3 neighborhood schools and makes them serve K-1, 2-3, and 4-5. Much less walking now.
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