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  •  It's pretty clear to me (0+ / 0-)

    that is no reason to be driving buses over long distances with 6 students.
    And all these trips up to NJ, CT, and westchester. Really? NYC can't run schools to provide the necessary services?
    The DOE cannot figure out a more efficient way to simplify the bus routes?
    What a joke. It's all the union's fault of course.

    "I'm a hopeless romantic...you're just hopeless." -Bouncing Souls

    by AndrewOG on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 12:19:38 PM PST

    •  A lot of those trips are for private schools (0+ / 0-)

      whose parents would never send their kids to public schools, so it doesn't matter what the services are.

      •  if they can afford private schools (1+ / 0-)
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        they can afford private transportation.

        Busses should take kids to the nearest school to their house.
        And I see nothing wrong for charging parents a monthly fee for bus service, if it isn't being done already.

        I rode Shank's mare to school my whole life.

        Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

        by Keith930 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 at 07:36:02 PM PST

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        •  That SO doesn't work in NYC (0+ / 0-)

          You have no idea. Kids often go to schools FAR from their homes. For example, dozens of buses take kids from Queens to Bronx High School of Science.

          This is SUCH a non-starter that any politician who suggested it would have his career ended at the next election.

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