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#5309 of 5338 Re: cash option? [jipster]
May 07, 2013 (5:22 am)
>the aluminum can out the bus window on video. Knowing the public school system it was probably a beer can.
I have to disagree with the stereotype of "public" schools. That is just an assumption based on stereotypes Rush Limbow has tried to build through the decades about public schools--sort of like SNL's perpetual ridicule of the one party while blind to the other. In reality about the school, with experience of our public schools in Ohio under our belts, I'd suggest it's the parochial school bus students more likely to have thrown a beer can instead of a soda can and to have students who feel it's okay to do dangerous things like throwing a can out the window because it's all about being better than others to begin with as well as the point they are used to getting by with such things in parochial/charter schools because their parents step in and threaten to take Johnnie and their friends out of the school, causing the school to lose income, if the folk running the parochial don't do what those important parents want. Right?
I hear Mandy (840 AM Louisville radio) repeated bashing the problems in -Jefferson Cty (Louisville metro) schools because she's in favor of adding for-profit charters along with parochials.
My wife retired after 30.5 years in our great public school system in Ohio. The tales she told about parochial and charter students returning to our public school would curl your toes. And they weren't even old enough to drink beer instead of soda.
#5310 of 5338 Re: cash option? [imidazol97]
May 07, 2013 (9:14 am)
I would bet the farm that your wife is/was a wonderful teacher, but the only people who think our public schools are great, either work for them or get a pension from them. Some are good, most are horrible.
#5311 of 5338 Re: cash option? [steve_]
May 07, 2013 (10:12 am)
Hey Steve, and everyone else, looks like I'm going to Disney World. At least this will pay for the gas to get there. Or... maybe I will get it fixed.
The claims adjuster just came by the house. He took photos of the damage. I gave him the estimate from the body shop. Without me asking, he said that they would try to get the check ($560) out in the mail to me today. Stated I could either get the car fixed or "pocket the money." Exactly what I wanted to hear.
Said he's been working as claim adjuster for 4 years, and in all that time only one parent has come forward to pay for damage their child caused. So to answer your question earlier Steve, the school system does not go after getting compensation from the at fault individual or their insurance.
I would like to call the school system back and see what type of punishment this individual gets, if any. I'm sure they would say its a confidentiality issue. I think at the very least the kid should be made to apologize. Anyhow... drinks on me.
#5312 of 5338 Re: cash option? [imidazol97]
May 07, 2013 (10:16 am)
Well, that was a bit of a joke backed with truth.
When I was a sophomore in a parochial high school, we got one of those public school students that had gotten kicked out of his school. Besides selling drugs (to other former public school students) and using between class periods, he brought a handgun to school one day, which back in those days just didn't happen in our finer schools... are rare even in the bad ones.
Anyhow, we have our good public schools and bad... like any other city. One individual act does not represent the whole, but in talking to people, reading , and watching the news... the vast majority of problems come from the public schools. People tend not to want to spend all the money it takes to send their kid to a parochial school, if their kids is going to behave like a delinquent.
Love the Mandy show too.
Now back on topic before I get into trouble again.
#5313 of 5338 Re: cash option? [jipster]
May 07, 2013 (10:36 am)
>Anyhow, we have our good public schools and bad... like any other city. One individual act does not represent the whole,
I figured we could talk about it sensibly that there's no one stereotype. I'm always amazed by those who love to push the stereotype.
Glad you got the payment. I am really surprised they aren't setting their own lower amount for damage. I'm happy for you that you got lucky and the camera was on and they could identify the "chil."
My kind of luck on getting an insurance payment is bad luck. The black Cobalt's rear soft bumper got pushed in the apartment parking lot at The Ohio State University and the paint flaked off in spots and crackled in others from the movement. No one came forward to say they had caused the damage. The 3 rows are fairly tight and cars larger than a Cobalt or Civic are hard to wiggle out of the spots. Guess my own checkbook will wait till he's moved to a better apartment location and then bring car home and pay for rear bumper repair myself.
#5314 of 5338 Re: cash option? [imidazol97]
May 07, 2013 (12:17 pm)
Glad you got the payment. I am really surprised they aren't setting their own lower amount for damage
Thanks. At the moment I do feel a bit lucky on getting the money. With my brand new Civic... not so much.
I was rear ended at a stop sign about 3 weeks ago by some lady who was uninsured. Body shop estimate was about a grand. I should have called the cops, but it was after picking my son up from school, and the uninsured motorist's daughter was in my sons class. No one was hurt. And I really didn't see any damage at the time (put a crease into bumper that was difficult to see with lighting).
The "lady" initially presented me her insurance information. Later when I called Safe Auto, they said she dropped their insurance 6 months ago. She would not answer my calls and was avoiding speaking directly to me. I think she had something called "Sly Dial", which allows you to make calls to someones phone, directly to their answering machine, without that persons phone ringing. She would leave messages on my phone, but my phone never rang. And yes, I checked, was set to ring and vibrate.
Anyhow, after my insurance carrier left her a message saying they would go after her for reimbursement (for paying out on my claim), and also that she would be subjected to a $1,000 fine and loss of license for driving without insurance... she decided to call me and settle up.
#5315 of 5338 Re: cash option? [houdini1]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
May 07, 2013 (12:17 pm)
I live about half-way between jipster and imidazol... and I'll chime in here, in favor of public schools, at least in our part of the country...
jip... let me guess... Trinity?
#5316 of 5338 Re: cash option? [kyfdx]
May 07, 2013 (12:24 pm)
jip... let me guess... Trinity?
Oh good gosh no!
My dad went to St. X, but I went to DeSales, which was only a few miles from where we lived.
#5317 of 5338 Re: cash option? [kyfdx]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
May 08, 2013 (8:29 am)
In places I've lived, it seems the quality of public education is correlated with the education, or interest in education, of the population in that area. Where I live now, public schools are great - but it's also the 13th most educated town in the nation: http://money.cnn.com/magazines/moneymag/bplive/2006/top25s/educated.html
When I lived in St. Louis, the 'burbs that had higher percentages of educated adults had better public schools. Seems the same in Kansas City, though none of my kids ever went to school there.
Also, moving to Columbia, MO dropped my auto insurance by about 30%.
#5318 of 5338 I live in Georgia
May 08, 2013 (8:51 am)
where the public schools are not that good (many public school graduates, upon matriculating to a GA University, find they spend their "freshman" year in remedial courses), yet, with Emory University, Georgia Tech and Univ of Georgia, we have some fine universities...what a dichotomy.