sam's notes

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Thursday, January 20, 2005

Here's an example of what I was talking about in this post on urban sprawl and school transportation:

N&O columnist Ruth Sheehan writes about her husband's efforts to pick their kid up after the Wake County school system cancelled classes during yesterday's brief snowstorm:

"Wednesday's my deadline day, so my husband was the one to pull the duty. He left our house in North Raleigh at 1:30 to make what is normally a 15-minute drive to Poe Elementary in Southeast Raleigh...."

Poe Elementary? A montessori magnet school.

The point I'm making is Sheehan is coosing to send her child to a school outside her neighborhood in order to get what she thinks is a better education. That's fine. That's why I say that trying to make an association between urban sprawl, school transportation and fat kids is like putting a square peg in a round hole.


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