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Deflated bus tires force Ohio school closing | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 45 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Oct 18, 2010, titled Deflated bus tires force Ohio school closing | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A school district near Cleveland has canceled today's classes because vandals deflated tires on most of the school buses.

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Julie D

Reynoldsburg, OH

#43 Oct 18, 2010
This is getting too far! It seems like these people (who did this) has nothing else to do. I hope they get caught. Parents of these children want them to go to school. How are they going to get there if these stupid people go and do this. Some parents can drive their kids to school if need to or they can homeschool them if they have the time and effort.
no name

Perry, OH

#44 Oct 18, 2010
What a joke wrote:
You lazy, fat, Obama fools need busses to get an education.
Give me a break. I hope you get your boy Strickland for another term.
Ohio deserves to be in last place!
I dont like Stricland or Obama!!!! And who are u calling fat and Lazy
no name

Perry, OH

#45 Oct 18, 2010
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I'm 'full of it' because I tell the truth? My kids have attended these make updays and spent the entire day outside for 'field days", so how is this 'full of it'? Perhaps you are unaware of what goes on in all school districts. My kids attend schools in Licking County and I know what goes on there.
If it isn't about the money then why do they have such radical and punitive laws covering school attendance? When I attended school there were no laws about failing, grade devalueing, etc if you did not show up to class. They did not call the cops, you were not arrested, and you did not automatically fail because of attendance.
I cut lots and lots of school when I was in high school, and though my grades were not stellar (I did not always do homework either), I passed easily with decent grades (usually around a C) as I would ace the exams which would bring up my grade point average. I seriously missed between 80-100 days of school my freshman year (I didn't want to be there and homeschooling was not an option at the time); made high enough grades to pass on to my sophomore year, and my education is not lacking. Went to college, got a degree, have written several books that have been published, have been involved in many community events, was on the Chamber of Commerce board for a few years, have done public speaking, and have been quite successful in life. My 'truant' days never hurt me.
Then the laws began to become more strict such as in the fall of 1976 you could not miss more than 30 days in any one school year or they would automatically fail you, and now in 2010 it is down to like 15 or less days and they will fail you, no matter how intelligent or capable one is, or if one is able to pass the state mandated tests. So, if all they are worried about is the education of children, then why these draconian laws if not for the money? Average daily attendance is how they get money from the state. Don't believe me? Call your local school district. We just had this head count in our school district a couple of weeks ago and they asked parents to make sure their kids were not absent that week so they could have the high head count.
I am sorry you don't know how schools are funded, but the reality is they want warm bodies for 1) Money, and 2) for job security. Otherwise, they would not have passed these draconian laws that make scofflaws out of parents and kids.
I sent my first few kids to public school and then we homeschooled the rest until they were grown. All are now grown, all are successful in their own right, and none missed being a 'warm body' at the local school they would have attended. I now have grandchildren in school and see the senseless crap being played out on them. It makes me sick!!!
Kate Gosslin ???? really
Rob

Columbus, OH

#47 Oct 18, 2010
Mom of 8 wrote:
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I'm 'full of it' because I tell the truth? My kids have attended these make updays and spent the entire day outside for 'field days", so how is this 'full of it'? Perhaps you are unaware of what goes on in all school districts. My kids attend schools in Licking County and I know what goes on there.
If it isn't about the money then why do they have such radical and punitive laws covering school attendance? When I attended school there were no laws about failing, grade devalueing, etc if you did not show up to class. They did not call the cops, you were not arrested, and you did not automatically fail because of attendance.
I cut lots and lots of school when I was in high school, and though my grades were not stellar (I did not always do homework either), I passed easily with decent grades (usually around a C) as I would ace the exams which would bring up my grade point average. I seriously missed between 80-100 days of school my freshman year (I didn't want to be there and homeschooling was not an option at the time); made high enough grades to pass on to my sophomore year, and my education is not lacking. Went to college, got a degree, have written several books that have been published, have been involved in many community events, was on the Chamber of Commerce board for a few years, have done public speaking, and have been quite successful in life. My 'truant' days never hurt me.
Then the laws began to become more strict such as in the fall of 1976 you could not miss more than 30 days in any one school year or they would automatically fail you, and now in 2010 it is down to like 15 or less days and they will fail you, no matter how intelligent or capable one is, or if one is able to pass the state mandated tests. So, if all they are worried about is the education of children, then why these draconian laws if not for the money? Average daily attendance is how they get money from the state. Don't believe me? Call your local school district. We just had this head count in our school district a couple of weeks ago and they asked parents to make sure their kids were not absent that week so they could have the high head count.
I am sorry you don't know how schools are funded, but the reality is they want warm bodies for 1) Money, and 2) for job security. Otherwise, they would not have passed these draconian laws that make scofflaws out of parents and kids.
I sent my first few kids to public school and then we homeschooled the rest until they were grown. All are now grown, all are successful in their own right, and none missed being a 'warm body' at the local school they would have attended. I now have grandchildren in school and see the senseless crap being played out on them. It makes me sick!!!
wow. you act like you are some paragon of humanity because of your lack of self respect and your lack of respect of social norms and mores. i bet you think paris hilton is a great role model for your kids...after all, she's a pretty big rebel bucking the system. it amazes me that people with so many faults can actually think they are perfect and should be looked up to and made to be an example for others. you better check your ego...i think it no longer fits in this solar system. maybe it would be nice to teach kids to follow rules, respect authority and do as they are suppose to do.
Who job is to watch

Columbus, OH

#48 Oct 18, 2010
So no one saw who let the air out the tires on 30 busses. It would take hours to do that. And no one saw anything. I'm sure lots of people are paid lots of money to keep an eye on those busses. Fire them. I'm sure there are lots of people who will do the job.

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