Read­ers still not con­vinced by let­ter writer’s idea for manda­tory school buses

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7 DAYS -

“Rule is that par­ents are to be there at drop-off point and pick-up point while tak­ing school bus ir­re­spec­tive of the age. Hence might as well use own trans­port.”


“I had to take the bus to my univer­sity and I was on a sick­en­ing ride for an hour and a half ev­ery morn­ing and an hour and a half ev­ery evening to get back home. A ride that nor­mally takes 30 to 45 min­utes by driv­ing. Why? Be­cause I live in Shar­jah. Have you con­sid­ered the strain it puts on a child to go through such a long bumpy ride ev­ery day if they had to head to school like this? I was on the medium sized buses so it filled up faster. Imagine how long it takes to fill up those large ones. Imagine a third grader or 5th grader go­ing through it. It’s sim­ply a ridicu­lous idea.”


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