amusement park bill?

Monday, April 10, 2006 5:38 PM
I read this: HB 1968; Roller Coasters Before Education in Pennsylvania? at http://www.amusementsafety.org

I could not find anything on this bill, if it even is real. The PKD rant below about the park being an aprils fool joke was poor taste.

Anyhow, is the HB 1968 a real bill and if so, what does it "really" have to do with.

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Monday, April 10, 2006 5:45 PM
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/WU01/LI/BI/BT/2005/0/HB1968P2701.HTM
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Monday, April 10, 2006 6:15 PM
The ASO article would have more credibility if it had been proofread for missing words and poor grammar before posting it. :)

Interesting that my representative is listed as a sponsor, and we don't have any parks in our district. So who's the say the reason why someone would want to delay the start of school until after Labor Day (which it was for the thirteen years I went to kindergarten, grade school and high school)?

Nowhere in the bill is it proposed that they eliminate days or teaching hours, they still have to go 180, so what does it matter when it starts? Right now a number of schools start the week before Labor Day, have 2 or 3 half days, 1 or 2 full days, then have Friday off so people could have a 4-day weekend. Now does that make sense? How much could the kids learn in that time? Yet it counts as 4 days out of the 180 required.

IMO, the reason the starting date kept movin up is for some reason they think second graders need a week long spring break, and they cancel school the second a meteorologist mentions snow on the forecast. I lost count of how many days school's been canceled and kids ended up hanging out at the mall on a beautiful snow-free day.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2006 9:00 AM
Don't link to those illiterate morons.
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