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09-14-19, 10:49 AM
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Posted By gear64

I'm so thankful I grew up in an era of...

I'm so thankful I grew up in an era of independence, and believe me stuff happened back in the 70s; but that was life for better or worse. For school I walked 1 - 8, in high school dropped off early...
09-14-19, 10:27 AM
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Posted By Wilmingtech

We live in a small mountain town of about...

We live in a small mountain town of about 800-1000ppl. Our house is just over a mile from our tiny downtown where the elementary, middle and high school are.

We think it's funny that the kids...
09-14-19, 10:14 AM
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Posted By tiger1964

Exactly. I'm reporting what I experience directly.

Exactly. I'm reporting what I experience directly.
09-14-19, 08:54 AM
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Posted By FiftySix

Might be the school district he lives within. ...

Might be the school district he lives within.

Around here, the school bus drivers are pretty good. It's the city bus drivers that have no regard for other traffic on the road.
09-14-19, 08:23 AM
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Posted By Retro Grouch

Where did that come from? There are a LOT of...

Where did that come from? There are a LOT of school bus drivers. Show me 100 of anything, including bicycle riders, and I'm going to like some better than others. To paint an entire class of...
09-14-19, 07:28 AM
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Posted By FiftySix

The school district I live in, all the elementary...

The school district I live in, all the elementary schools are built within neighborhoods. School buses here do not pick up any age student that lives less than two miles away, unless there are...
09-13-19, 10:02 PM
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Posted By Loose Chain

Yes, but the truth of the matter is there was...

Yes, but the truth of the matter is there was always sickos and that crime is down overall from when I was growing up. The 24 hour new cycle, sensationalized news and to some degree, not being...
09-13-19, 09:32 PM
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Posted By hefeweizen

Funny thing is these parents are the exact people...

Funny thing is these parents are the exact people that complain about global warming.

Want to protect your little tide pod eating tax deduction? Walk them to and from school.

Most of these...
09-13-19, 09:17 PM
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Posted By zarbog

If schools around here do not maintain a certain...

If schools around here do not maintain a certain percentage of enrollement, they get closed and sold. That forces the kids from those neighbourhoods to get bussed or driven to the next school that...
09-13-19, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Darth Lefty

My neighborhood is really walkable and people do....

My neighborhood is really walkable and people do. Iím proud of it. Itís a subdivision as dissed above, but the school is located at the exit, which seems smart.

The older kids can walk, or more...
09-13-19, 09:04 PM
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Posted By one4smoke

I know this comment is certainly making your...

I know this comment is certainly making your point regarding perception, but here goes anyway...

This day and age you just can't be too careful regarding your kids. Far too many sickos out there....
09-13-19, 08:49 PM
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Posted By Gresp15C

We're extremely lucky to live in a walkable...

We're extremely lucky to live in a walkable subdivision, built in the late 50s and early 60s. It has an interesting feature: While it has the curvy streets and cul-de-sacs that were becoming popular,...
09-13-19, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Loose Chain

Parents are afraid of abductions and other...

Parents are afraid of abductions and other crimes, real or not. There have been studies on perceptions of crime vs actual statics of crimes. Perception is everything. I walked and then when further...
09-13-19, 05:01 PM
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Posted By caloso

I have two high schoolers in two different...

I have two high schoolers in two different schools (specialty programs). My daughter goes to our neighborhood school and walks the 1.5 miles with a group of girlfriends. My son goes to a school 6.5...
09-13-19, 11:26 AM
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Views: 2,261
Posted By rumrunn6

fwiw: sadly, an 88 yr old woman who lived near an...

fwiw: sadly, an 88 yr old woman who lived near an elementary school in Amherst, MA, was struck & killed by a school van this week
09-13-19, 08:58 AM
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Posted By canklecat

Yeah, same in Texas where at least some school...

Yeah, same in Texas where at least some school districts used to offer more bus service.

It's a combination of helicopter parenting and a mix of legitimate fears exaggerated by myths like the...
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