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    Filed at 6:19 pm under by dcobranchi

    This argument just doesn’t hold water.

    Jim Gapp, a Burnsville parent who has home-schooled six children, said home-school parents shouldn’t have to pay more taxes to lengthen the public school year.

    2 Responses to “WHEN WILL THEY EVER LEARN?”

    Comment by
    Kay Brooks
    December 9th, 2005
    at 11:43 pm

    I grew up having to go to school in northern Wisconsin and I’m shocked that anyone thinks that the winter weather will allow the northern half of the state to actually get to school 200 days a year. Back in the olden days when I was in school the kids that lived in the city (we’re talking 30K city here)were always required to go to school (we could walk) but the country kids (riding yellow school busses on narrow roads that were never plowed) were constantly out of school because it was just impossible for the busses to collect them.

    Better they should spend their time on distance learning options.

    Comment by
    December 10th, 2005
    at 4:48 am

    Ah, but you forget global warming. I hear WI winters are quite nice now– palm trees, margaritas by the swimming pool, etc. Haven’t quite figured out a way around that 5 p.m. sunset, though.