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Daylight Saving Change Saved No Power

icefaerie that's impractical, unfortunately (766 comments)

Yes, but it will remain that way for largely practical reasons. Having high schools let out earlier than elementary schools means that the older kids will be home to look after their younger siblings. The busing costs for school districts would skyrocket if all school levels ran simultaneously. The bus drivers first take the high school kids, then the middle school kids, then the elementary school kids. A school district would need a whole lot more buses running simultaneously to get everyone aged 5-18 to school at the same time. My high school and elementary/middle schools were actually two different districts, because I went to a regional high school. They had a bus-sharing scheme like this one worked out among all the districts.

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icefaerie icefaerie writes  |  more than 7 years ago

icefaerie writes "Microsoft issued a statement counter to Fred Tipson's declaration that Microsoft might pull out of China. The company has said it is now committed to staying in China. From the article: "Following Mr Tipson's comments, Microsoft issued a statement which said: 'Microsoft is not considering the suspension of the company's internet services in China.' It continued: 'On the contrary, it is committed to continuing to offer services and communications tools in China as it believes it is better for customers that Microsoft is present in global markets with these tools and services as this can not only promote greater communication, but can also help to foster economic opportunity and social collaboration.'""

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