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  1. #1
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    public school system rant

    i dont know how it is everywhere else, but here in the Great State Of Mississippi, the schools systems are broke. There is no money(they say )for anything. Ive got three kids in school, and im having to send copy paper, dry erase markers printer ink etc in addition to all the other school supplies we always have to get. well tonight i got really Pi***D off about something and it made me think,

    I was driving home, sitting at a red light, i was approached by a set of flashing blues and sirens, i did the right thing, i moved right and yeilded, had i know what was coming i dont think i would have, it was a city of ******** cop car, a town 90 miles from here, leading four school buses loaded with football players from the afore mentioned town, and in between these buses was another cop car, so we had four buses and six cop cars, leading them,

    So let me get this right, the schools are broke, yet we can afford to send these fuel guzzling buses 3-4 hours one way, and we can pay city cops and cars to go with them, just seems to me that the schools are in the business of educating kids, not hauling them all around the state to play a game,

    I dont know how everyone else does it, but when times get lean with me and money is short, I cut out the all the extras and do what i can with the money i have, and then do with out when its gone,

    would like to here everyone's thoughts on this, I may be out of line in my thinking!!!!
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    Sports get the axe second here....................................















    The buses go first. It's pay to play and bring your own, as in your own kids to the game. Someone has their priorities out of wack.
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    I think High School Sports are important. Its one of the last things I would cut. We have to pay $100 per kid to play a sport here. I know thats peanuts compared to what it really costs. But I do think hs sports are a good thing and would hate to see them cut.

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    i think that the sports are important too, but, there are plenty of schools here that are local, not having to pay buses and drivers to an 8 hr day to get them there, if we played every school in the four county area around us, we could have a full season, and still not play them all, and not have over a 100 mile round trip. a few weeks ago the school my daughter goes to played a game 400 miles from here in the north part of the state, the kids had to leave at noon and didnt get home until 3 the next morning, i think they need to be a little more responsible with the money!!
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    dpends on what you mean by sports.
    getting ALL the kids to move a bit and encourage some teamwork.
    that is important (and not much done)
    catering to the 25 footballers as they ruin their knees and use steroids
    not so much

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    i agree fearless, there are more sports now than ever, theses kids are doing everything, when i was in school we had football, basketball and baseball, now it seems they have everything under the sun, from football to underwater basket weaving, kids are missing class to travel to these games or matches or what ever they call them. we need to go back to the basics
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    my question is, why do we need cop cars escorting a bus?

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    around here its a status thing, were better than you, we are "the boys of fall" we are the greatest, and we shouldnt have to wait at red lights and be in traffic, we are the leaders and you should bow before us and follow IMHO
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    This used to chap me also! we had to get supplies at the beginning of the school year (rather late now..). The supplies were "pooled" together to help the kids who could not afford supplies. The list got bigger each year.

    As far as copy paper for the school.. ya right... have your people, call my people!

    Wait for the play offs. We ferried kids ACROSS the state!
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    it used to be once a year here, at the beginning of the school year, now its in the monthly parents news letter, they have their wish list, this past month it was ink and toner for printers, among other office supplies, i keep waiting for them to ask us to send our kids desks, and chip in on the power bill for the month, but we can afford all this administrative staff and support staff, they have an assistant secretary to the assistant superintendent of #2 pencils who answers to the sub-superintendent of approved writing utensils and so on.... what a waste of good tax dollars, our tax dollars at work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hvacman14 View Post
    i dont know how it is everywhere else, but here in the Great State Of Mississippi, the schools systems are broke. There is no money(they say )for anything. Ive got three kids in school, and im having to send copy paper, dry erase markers printer ink etc in addition to all the other school supplies we always have to get. well tonight i got really Pi***D off about something and it made me think,

    I was driving home, sitting at a red light, i was approached by a set of flashing blues and sirens, i did the right thing, i moved right and yeilded, had i know what was coming i dont think i would have, it was a city of ******** cop car, a town 90 miles from here, leading four school buses loaded with football players from the afore mentioned town, and in between these buses was another cop car, so we had four buses and six cop cars, leading them,

    So let me get this right, the schools are broke, yet we can afford to send these fuel guzzling buses 3-4 hours one way, and we can pay city cops and cars to go with them, just seems to me that the schools are in the business of educating kids, not hauling them all around the state to play a game,

    I dont know how everyone else does it, but when times get lean with me and money is short, I cut out the all the extras and do what i can with the money i have, and then do with out when its gone,

    would like to here everyone's thoughts on this, I may be out of line in my thinking!!!!
    Did they have a tail gunner on the last bus!!! LOL Must be a pretty dangerous place to live or they take their sports very serious down there!!
    Can't say I've ever seen anything like it up here in the North Country!!!
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    Oh man, this has been a soapbox issue of mine since high school drama and art classes. I suck nuts at art. I just took it because I needed another elective to graduate, and I didn't like anything else offered, and the only thing I knew about pottery, was that saying it made me snicker, and watching that scene in Ghost.

    Arts and education materials (textbooks, supplies, etc.) often get the short end of the stick when it comes to sports, which in reality does nothing more than support the whole divide of "We're better than you because we play [grabass on a field for three hours a night, thirteen weeks each fall for four years] football."

    Arts foster spiritual, behavioral, and mental growth in children. I learned about my love of music from Kindergarten to this day. I'm still growing more in music than I ever would have in sports. Though I do love watching my beloved Iowa Hawkeyes play football, it makes me sick that Kirk Ferentz makes more than the governor of our state! There is something to say about a society that values football over the arts, and makes those who don't conform to societal norms of "You're a boy, you MUST play football, and not be a queer and be into that homo art stuff."

    I haaaaaaaaaaaaaaate that ****. It drives me nuts!

    Before I have to myself further, I'm going to step down from the soapbox. Just my $0.20 (two cents adjusted for inflation and higher taxes)
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    Breath man breath! lol

    I agree though! I was never into sports in school, not against it, but I don't think school should sacrifice as much as they do for sports.
    When I work in these really small towns (think 1000 people or less), they never have money to do repairs they need to do... yet they have all kinds of money to have a sweet looking bus all decked out and all that jazz.
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

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