notes on government, sports and popular culture
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...."
? 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.