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Should Student's Pay For Travel To And From School ?

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I'd rather they pay discount than have my council tax go completely on school buses.

It is a bit of an odd one this. In theory students should live within close proximity of their school. If they don't and travel a resonable distance, then I believe there should be some parental responsibility for financing their travel to school - unless it is a rural area in which case there may be little choice but to travel a long way.



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You know my feelings on this one, Young Urch !

If God had intended for you to have free travel to school, he'd have given you wheels instead of legs !

Now - In my day.................................. !

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walk.. bloody poncing students doing nothing degrees in media or politics or shopping or something

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the cost of transporting kids to and from school by bus is huge. My daughter is in a wheelchair and, as such, is bused by the local authority to and from school. This service costs a fortune to run so if it was extended to all kids then council tax rises would be massive.

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If travel to school were free, it would distort the housing market.

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...And who wants to live in a distorted house ???

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Education to age 16 is compulsory, you have no choice, the state has decreed it. Therefore, any pupil (sorry but schoolkids are pupils. not students) living more than a certain distance (say 3 miles?) from the allocated state school should receive a free bus pass - as I did.

However, should the parents choose to send their child to a particular school, whether for religious reasons or if they believe one school is better than another, then they should pay the entire travel costs themselves.

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I think that is pretty much my argument Mr Invisible. And in terms of the pupils/students debate, the given in the education industry is that kids up to the end of Year 9 (up to 14) are pupils and kids from Year 10 up (14+) are students. Don't really know why but that is what I live by in the reports I write

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Public transport for kids to go to school. Now there's a plan that the motor trade of 4x4 will hate as sales would plumit! <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> Mum's not able to take little Jessica to school five minutes up the road in her 4x4, whatever next! Madness <img src="/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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Whatever it takes to get p*xy women drivers off the road doing "the school (or college) run" at 8:30 in the morning is good in my book.

Let then have it for free.....just get the bloody women off the roads !!!

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Ask them why they drive a 4x4 & invariably the answer you get back is "I am sitting higher up & can see better plus I feel safer. When they are all driving 4x4's what is next a bl**dy chieftan tank.

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surely that would be a challenger II tank? as no self respecting woman of the suburbs would be seen dead in last seasons motor..
plus dont ever offer to help jump start the fking thing

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You are of course dead right,
and I am showing my age again.
But in my defence I picked the Chieftan as you can actually get driving lessons on/in it from an off road driving school down near Winchester for about £175.

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