Mayor Pete Doesn't Mention Trains
Trains and College Part II

Trains and Schools Part I

Kentaro, from Tokyo, came to live with us while completing high school in the U.S. as part of the student exchange AFS program. Kentaro

One day I asked him, How old were you when you first rode on a train?  He said, Six.    I said, no, no, you misunderstood me. I mean, how old were you when you first rode on a train all by yourself?  He said, Six.  (he was kind enough not to suggest I was the one who misunderstood).  He said he went to school on the train by himself. I said, Where were your parents?   He looked at me with dismay and said, They were working of course. 

Unfathomable as it might be today, it will be fathomable sometime in this century for K-12 students to take the train to school. In fact, in Minneapolis all high school students already have free bus and light rail passes to come-and-go to school. 










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