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California to cut school bus funding

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by whiskeyguy, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. whiskeyguy

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    http://news.yahoo.com/wheels-california-school-buses-no-longer-round-round-000542725.html

    At first this made no fucking sense to me, but after thinking about it I suppose transporting kids to school should be the responsibility of each individual district, not that of the state. Of course I doubt the state is going to cut taxation so each district can then tax more locally to compensate.

    I also love how they go after the cost of transporting the kids to school so they can actually learn, rather than attaching the teachers' union and their obnoxious compensation... because that's more important than getting the kids to the classroom.
     
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    the bus driver union just isn't powerful enough
     
  3. Party Rooster

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    They already agreed to a paycut this year.
    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lan...o-accept-temporary-pay-cut-to-spare-jobs.html
     
  4. whiskeyguy

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    4 furlough days isn't exactly attacking the inflated compensation teachers receive. That story said it's about a 2% pay cut, when really they should receive a 10% minimum, permanent cut in compensation. On average that's still probably less than the private sector has had to face (when you count unemployment).
     
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    For some reason I really see no problem with this and actually hope something like that happens where I live.

    Whenever the casino I work at feels we are going to be extremely busy they have us park at a nearby school and they shuttle us in. During that ride I see ALOT of school buses parked there and I think how much tax money is spend on the cost of the buses themselves,gas,driver salaries,maintenance costs and whatever else comes along with it. Its alot of money that could be saved, and I was only looking at one schools buses.

    BTW I do have a kid in school so its not like I wouldn't be affected if they did this here. I guess to me its like when Jimmy goes off about how if you have kids they are your responsibility and not to expect everyone else to help you out.
     
  6. whiskeyguy

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    Well that's why maybe it should be district by district. I live in a rural area so buses are essential... many kids that went to my high school live up to ten mile away and a few live closer to 30 miles away. Busing them that far to one high school is cheaper than maintaining smaller high schools. However, living in a rural area is a choice and I don't especially feel comfortable making people in large cities (where the students don't live more than a mile away) pay for that service. In the same sense, money shouldn't be taken out of my district to pay for special logistical expenses unique to their districts.

    Really my only problem with California cutting this funding is they won't cut the taxation they justified by providing it.
     
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    Don't we hear something like this from California at least once a year? Cutting music, sports, etc. What the fuck is left to cut in California? Do kids even have classes any more?

    Hey Cali, your socialist ways don't work.
     

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