Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter and contributor to SchoolBook, updates the status of teacher evaluations and the possible school bus drivers strike.
$7000 per student per year for busing? That is crazy. An then parents complain that for a couple days of a strike they won't get their $7000 rides to school?! I am continually amazed how much people want in our society bit don't want to pay for it. Now that the rich are being taxed higher, we can all point to the fact that it is not nearly enough. When 97% of society is labeled middle class and can't be taxed more, but we demand more every year, we are on our way I becoming a beggar society. This is unsustainable. My generation will he suffering and cleaning up the mess because of our collective demands for services and unwillingness to pay for it.
when my sons were in private school through to 2004the city began providing school busses to our school sometime midwayit seemed crazy for private schools to be provided this service although i used itthe headmaster explained that the private schools had determined this was possible and he felt obliged to provide it to his students despite knowing it would add cost for cityand most kids were wealthy and didnt "need" free bus servicecan you explain/discuss
Why can't the city contract with the union for a price determined by state arbitration, and then the union would contract with bus companies for the best price they can get. This is similar to the way some private companies contract with skilled labor unions to provide workers for a class of jobs.
Why don't we just make anyone who works for the government an indentured servant? That way they would not cost any more than the cost of their room and board. It would be real cheap and the fools who can only do government work would get what they deserve!
Im sure if they said throw all the city's income to build houses for ourselves this mayor would've not only build ten more but benefit monetary...
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