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Why is public education so expensive? Well, for one thing, New York City spends $6,900 per student moving them around on yellow buses.

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[…] As Travis points out, that works out to $6,900 per student. No wonder NYC is going broke! The closest comparable large city with yellow bus transportation is Los Angeles and they pay a paltry $3,124 per student – less than half of what NYC is paying. […]

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6 November 2012
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Are there APCs for the childrens of celebrities and Mayors Against Constitutional Amendements?

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Progressive Hemrrhoid
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7 Grand per year to buss students to a place where they don’t even learn to read or write. Aren’t unions great!!!

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poppajoe49
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OK, honestly, the schools in NYC were built so that the students could walk to school. They are all within a few blocks of each other.
This busing thing is ridiculous. It’s all having to do with diversity, and diversity is screwing up everyone’s education.
The kids that are bussed to different districts are having to wake up so early in order to catch their bus to get to school in time, then they get home so late because of the distance they have to travel, and they are too tired to do anything constructive. This has a lot to do with the truancy and dropout rates.
Trying to give our kids an education has been lost in the PC regulations.

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sa_rose
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In San Antonio, we are far more spread out, but even so, in my district there is generally an elementary school with 1 mile of wherever you are standiong. When I moved here as a student myself, busses were only provided if you lived over a mile from school. But now, more parents are working, the kids have to be at schoolearly since so many are on free/reduced breakfast and lunch, and the drivers here are less that safe on the roads. SInce nearly everywhere in the district there are major thoroughfares and even highways to cross, and the parents can’t takle the kids, EVERY child is eligibl for bussing. Even kids who live a few block from school.

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JPTravis
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I fell for the bussing scam once when my daughters were young. The system talked me into enrolling my older daughter in a magnet elementary school… trouble is, it was on the other side of town and like you said it put her on a bus an hour each way. What a crock of bullshit. Only professional educators would be stupid enough to concoct a system that puts kids on a bus for that much time each day. I dis-enrolled her as soon as I learned about the bussing time.

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sa_rose
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Here if you attend a magnet school, or if you attend any school outside your attendance area, the parents are 100% responsible for transportation. It gives an advantage to 2 parent homes, since a single arent working til 5:00 pm cannot pick up a child who isour of school at 2:45.

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flashingscotsman
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With the quality of school bus drivers, if I ever had any kids, I’d never let them on a bus.

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jcrowley1985
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All Corporate Greed’s plan to overwhelm students so they have no free time to themselves and they can be brainwashed to serve Corporate Greed.

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Elrond Hubbard
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Sorry crowley but you’re worse than stupid, you’re boring. You say the same thing every time, you’re as predictable as the tides. Go somewhere else, and take Ron Paul with you.

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PsychoDad
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SHUT TF UP CREEPY CRAWLEY.

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Navyvet2
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I’d be happy if they BUSED the inner city kids in, but they provide taxi cabs for them in my area. Arrrrggghhh!!!!
Another liberal term that doesnt mean what the definition is, ie Busing=Taxi-ing. Which of course means taxing. But all they have to say to the idiots is “It’s for the chiiiilllllddddrennnnn” Barf!

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jcrowley1985
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It’s the Corporate Greed controlled taxi company.

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Navyvet2
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Nope. Union greed. The taxi drivers are Uniondolts.

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Not so silent
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TD/MO to the idiot

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Big Al
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Education? How much does a book cost?

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sa_rose
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Too much considering the errors found in most school books. And those are the unintentional ones!Seriously, my textbooks for college cost in the range of $150-200 EACH. So I’m figuring high school texts are in the range of $100 each. They publishers have a captive audience. there are only a few who even publish textbooks.

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PsychoDad
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Well, that’s a whole ‘nuther racket, ya know? You’ve got a captive marketplace and other peoples’ money in the buyer’s pocket. Not much of an incentive to hold your prices down.

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poppajoe49
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Eleventy trillion dollars.

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jcrowley1985
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It’s that Corporate Greed run textbook industry.

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poppajoe49
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Could it be because they are providing a free lunch to the likes of this one?
https://www.ihatethemedia.com/chicago-teachers-union-prez-kill-the-rich

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flashingscotsman
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I know that the reason it’s so expensive isn’t because of the extremely high quality.

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jcrowley1985
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I blame Corporate Greed.

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Jim Stewart
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Corporate bus greed?

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jcrowley1985
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Indeed.

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PsychoDad
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Shuttup creepycrawly.

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Big Al
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Please no! Anything but that.

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jcrowley1985
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Glad you understand the seriousness of this.

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flashingscotsman
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TD,……………………..MO.

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Bonfire of the Absurdities
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I grew up in a small city not far from NYC. When I went to elementary school (about half a century ago – yikes) most kids walked to school. But then again, we weren’t being bussed around to satisfy the hopey-changey-utopian ideals of a bunch of desk-bound overpaid ivory-tower nitwits. We went to the school closest to our homes so we could get in, learn something, and get on with our lives. Yeah, it was a savage age.

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JPTravis
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The number of buses on the road drives me crazy. And the way parents coddle their kids drives me crazy. I remember half freezing to death on the way to school, and when I went to high school it was a long ways away and I was expected to figure out how to get there. I either drove or rode with someone who did – never in my wildest imagination did it occur to me or my parents that the government should give me a ride.

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