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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    less kids, less buses...smaller buses...less cost. If you can cut the size of the school in half, the heating costs are cut. Seriously, economics ain't your thang is it?
    No, obviously it's not your thang since I already explained that gas is the big costs and even if you are not dropping off large numbers at a stop, as long as the bus still has to drop off some....the same costs in gas applies.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    No, obviously it's not your thang since I already explained that gas is the big costs and even if you are not dropping off large numbers at a stop, as long as the bus still has to drop off some....the same costs in gas applies.
    wait.....so who is on the bus?

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by SFCRED View Post
    wait.....so who is on the bus?
    It's not an "all or nothing" debate. A bus still has to travel to many of the same stops which takes gas even if some kids are no longer riding the bus and less kids are getting off at those stops.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    No, obviously it's not your thang since I already explained that gas is the big costs and even if you are not dropping off large numbers at a stop, as long as the bus still has to drop off some....the same costs in gas applies.
    ...Not if the bus is smaller, and less buses run...

    Try to keep up.
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    ...Not if the bus is smaller, and less buses run...

    Try to keep up.
    A mini bus can hold up to 20 people. Our school district uses them in the summer when they transport 50 students to the summer school program. If your school system is housing more than 500 students a mini bus isn't a viable solution. Even if our school system lost up to, let's go with 100 students, mini buses are not going to be used instead of regular size buses unless the school system plans on using many more small buses than fewer large. That's not a savings.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    A mini bus can hold up to 20 people. Our school district uses them in the summer when they transport 50 students to the summer school program. If your school system is housing more than 500 students a mini bus isn't a viable solution. Even if our school system lost up to, let's go with 100 students, mini buses are not going to be used instead of regular size buses unless the school system plans on using many more small buses than fewer large. That's not a savings.
    Poorly performing schools, which take the lions share of funding, are going to lose a far higher percentage of students when parents get the choice to send them elsewhere, I guarantee it. Schools that perform well will lose very few students, so few that the argument is moot.
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Poorly performing schools, which take the lions share of funding, are going to lose a far higher percentage of students when parents get the choice to send them elsewhere, I guarantee it. Schools that perform well will lose very few students, so few that the argument is moot.
    Poor performing schools take the lion share of money? Not in my area. Wealthy schools are funded nearly double of poorer schools, but they also perform MUCH better. The big question is why?

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Poor performing schools take the lion share of money? Not in my area. Wealthy schools are funded nearly double of poorer schools, but they also perform MUCH better. The big question is why?
    I think you're mistaken.
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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    I think you're mistaken.
    I'm not mistaken.

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    Re: Do you support school choice?

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    I'm not mistaken.
    You are.
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