Thursday, September 15, 2005

Clearly somebody never rode a school bus

"Gov. Mitch Daniels asked the question: "Do we need 292 school corporations in this state -- some serving less than 1,000 students?”

Yeah we do. Really the question should be do we need the one that serve too many students? Study after study have agreed that smaller class sizes are good for students. Smaller schools are good for students, it's a good thing when the school's administration recognizes the students. And yes, when you consolidate rural school districts you get students who have very long bus rides. Given that it's not unusual for a student to have a 45 minute to 1 hour bus ride what will it be after further consolidation? Can we really expect a 6 year old to wake up at 5:30 in the morning and be ready to learn after an hour and a half on a bus?

Once again this is another story of Mitch Daniels clearly not getting it when it comes to education.

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