From A Public School Mom :: Sending Our Babies To School Should Not Be This Hard
School for me as a kid was majorly different. I grew up in Houma, Louisiana prior to Hurricane Katrina. The town was much smaller, Martin Luther King Boulevard had barely any traffic, we had a Ryan’s Steakhouse and a Blockbuster, and my bus driver was this same older woman who I used for almost every grade.
I also went to private school almost my whole childhood, attending public school for only one year, 5th grade. If there was any stress with carpool or riding the bus, my parents, admins or teachers did not show it. My teachers showed up to school every day, smiling and carried on life as usual.
Since enrolling my boys in school, I have gone through every emotion with them.
Times are different and sometimes hard with inflation, technology upgrades, new ways of living and more, but sending our kiddos to school should not be hard.
All across the nation right now, we are experiencing a bus driver shortage and in Baton Rouge, the bus driver shortage is only getting worse. For many parents who rely on bus transportation, we are having to resort to other options that we cannot provide. Our teachers, educators, bus drivers, and kids deserve better without having to send our kids to private schools or homeschool.
Providing our children with an education should not be this hard.
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