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Children Will Walk Farther to the Bus Stop Due to Rising Fuel Prices! (878 hits)

Back to School: Shaky Economy Hits Kids
Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2008
By: Libby Quaid

Hard times and higher fuel prices will follow kids back to school this fall.

Children will walk farther to the bus stop, pay more for lunch, study from old textbooks and wear last year's clothes. Field trips? Forget about it.

This year, it could cost nearly twice as much to fuel the yellow buses that rumble to school each morning. If you think it's expensive to fill up a sport utility vehicle, try topping off a tank that is two or even three times as big.

At the same time, costs for air conditioning and heating, cafeteria food and classroom supplies are mounting, all because of the shaky economy. And parents have their own tanks to fill.

The extra costs present a tricky math problem: Where can schools subtract to keep costs under control?

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What is the world coming to? We must be going back in the day to when my granny had to walk miles just to get an education.
Wednesday, August 27th 2008 at 2:11PM
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