What I learned chaperoning a middle school field trip

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For all the talk of gender equality in the world, chaperoning school field trips still largely falls on the shoulders of mothers. Of the 20 or so chaperones, just four were dads.

stampedeHolding back 100 middle school students when they are eager to climb on the bus is like trying to dam a river with a colander.

Car makers have made wonderful advances in the last 35 years, whether it’s high-tech airbags, hybrid or electric engines, backup cameras, and even parking assistance. School bus makers have not. Buses are still loud, bumpy, stuffy, and smelly.

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