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Do you think Lawrence public schools’ tornado shelters ensure student safety?

Response Percent Votes
39% 90
Not sure.
35% 80
25% 58
Total 228


jayhawks71 9 years, 1 month ago

Sourpuss, perhaps the "not sure" category is for those of you that know nothing about the efficacy of a tornado shelter. Don't waste your precious time if the issue is something you deem to be a waste of time. Much of what is reported on television and printed news is irrelevant to our daily lives.The poll could simply expose one aspect of the confidence that citizens have in the efficacy of their government. That's how I interpreted the question and the has value to someone; if it doesn't have value to you, simply dismiss it. You certainly don't think they should 'take a poll' to find out whether a question should even be posted, do you?

billbodiggens 9 years, 1 month ago

Not certain that the author of this question actually thought this thing through. I know of nothing that will "ensure safety" from a tornado. There simply are many variables. Are they used correctly? Are they correctly constructed? How much warning is given to be able to use the shelters? Those questions are just for starters. Then you have to realize that a mile wide level 5 Greensburg tornado simply does not care what you call a shelter.

sourpuss 9 years, 1 month ago

I'm not sure what this poll is meant to expose. My opinion about the shelters is irrelevant, and as I have never been in one, seen one, examined one, then my opinion is not only irrelevant, it is ill-informed and meaningless. My opinion will also not effect the actual state of affairs vis a vis the shelters.Why not just ask us what we think the speed of sound it? Our answers wouldn't change the actual speed of sound. Polls should ask something that is purely in the realm of opinion. Asking for opinions on factual matters is not only a waste of time, it is a silly waste of time.

sourpuss 9 years, 1 month ago

Well, you could ask me if I have confidence in the shelters, as that is asking for my opinion about it. Asking if the shelters themselves insure someone's safety is really in the realm of the shelter inspectors. The question needs to be phrased differently. I guess, in the end, I am just criticizing the writing.

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