90 Miles From Tyranny : Riding the Short Bus

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Riding the Short Bus

The idea of 'riding the short bus' is used in American English in much the same way that (yellow house) is used in Russian as a reference to mentally retarded children. United States public school systems have an extensive bus program to transport children to and from school. Regular buses hold large amounts of children. Shorter buses are typically used for "Special Education" (i.e., the mentally retarded) public school students who are typically educated in different facilities.

Oh don't mind Jimmy here being late - Marina and I took a cab, but Jimmy's a little slow so he had to wait for the short bus.


hiswiserangel said...

Both of my girls rode the "short bus", but the school system wouldn't hire another driver just for that bus. So they had to wait for a driver to get off his regular route to come pick them up, usually getting to school 20-30 minutes late. And then they had to leave early so he could get back for his regular route, cutting another 30 minutes off their day. We lost an hour of instruction time just to "ride the short bus". I take them to school and pick them up now.

Mike Miles said...

I think all children are victims of the liberal school system. A system that holds children back and serves only the unions and the people they politically support at the expense of our children. It is an outrageous shame what they are doing to our children's future.