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    Re: A for effort! Students march on City Hall to protest loss of MetroCards Read mor

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Spoiled brats?

    They're being quite truthful - the reason for the free cards is to let them GET to school because the state decided that it couldn't afford to BUS everyone - they figured "why not just use the metro!" . . . . so there's no school bus option.
    These kids never heard of walking, taking a cab, bike riding, or (gasp) walking?


    The students have a right to complain - how else are they going to get where they are required to be? Buy a car? Hop a jet? Ah yes - WALK through the dangerous streets of New York because it's the safest place to be.
    I never said that they couldnt complain, their complains are assine. Its the whole "me me me" mentality. I work in a college town, NYC and Long Island kids have the biggest spoiled attitudes and most have no concept of actually having to work for something. Yes the streets of NYC are dangerous but thats because Feudal Lord Bloomberg and Albany put the most retarded gun laws on the books.

    The government (state or federal) need to fix this problem ASAP.
    Albany has enough problems to deal with and doesnt need the distraction of NYC bitching. I can only imagine how louder they'll get if the state government shuts down tomorrow due to having no money. In addition this is a local problem, the Federal Government has no business getting involved.
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    Re: A for effort! Students march on City Hall to protest loss of MetroCards Read mor

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I actually have sympathy for some of these kids. If you're a poor kid living in an outer borough, there's no way you can get to a magnet school without the subway and there's no way your family can afford the extra $1070/year your metrocard would cost. It effectively takes away the ability of poor kids to go to schools like Stuyvesant or Bronx Science, which has always been a great equalizer.

    At the very least, the metrocards should be available to low income students traveling a good distance to public schools.
    Be even better if the authority actually had the cash to fund this program.

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    Re: A for effort! Students march on City Hall to protest loss of MetroCards Read mor

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    These kids never heard of walking, taking a cab, bike riding, or (gasp) walking?




    I never said that they couldnt complain, their complains are assine. Its the whole "me me me" mentality. I work in a college town, NYC and Long Island kids have the biggest spoiled attitudes and most have no concept of actually having to work for something. Yes the streets of NYC are dangerous but thats because Feudal Lord Bloomberg and Albany put the most retarded gun laws on the books.



    Albany has enough problems to deal with and doesnt need the distraction of NYC bitching. I can only imagine how louder they'll get if the state government shuts down tomorrow due to having no money. In addition this is a local problem, the Federal Government has no business getting involved.
    So you'd support anyother school district deciding to dissolve the public school bus program if money was *that* tight?

    Or are you really just considering the attitudes (what you consider to be spoiled) of a few students over the actual issue at hand?

    I'm not looking at "attitudes - because I know these suckers" I'm looking at it from a basic view of "if my children can have it then why not these students?"
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