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March 11th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

School bus programs threatened

(CNN) – A severe budget crisis could end up leaving more than a thousand children, mostly minorities, literally on the street corner.

Some have big college dreams, but soon their high school may seem like it's a world away because the buses may stop running. Our Casey Wian shows us how this could knock one girl's future off track.

Filed under: Education cuts
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. D. Johnson

    It is a shame our students will not reap the benefits of an education.
    It will effect the following:
    crime, jobs, housing, social security, college,and anything else you
    can imagine.

    Our students will not have an opportunity to solve the world's problem.

    We are in a crisis!

    March 17, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  2. Bruce Nelson

    In the international arena the most educated nation wins. Are we selling the future of our nation for political expediance and short term goals?

    March 13, 2010 at 9:36 am |
  3. buckwheat

    I would like to know the number of people who have become smarter since busing began. I hope the one's who brought this extra expense on school systems have learned something about economics. The only ones who have gained is the bus industry and the prison system in this part of the country.

    March 12, 2010 at 9:30 am |
  4. D. Holmes

    We seem to be a nation which resents the great blessing of an education. I would rather see my tax dollars go towards quality education, positive extracurricular activities (not just sports) and thereby produce well educated hard working individuals who will not be a welfare burden. If a few kids who live in town have to walk the 15 min to school GREAT! It’s helping the obesity epidemic, encouraging independence and above all else saving money for quality educators and quality programs. Would you rather our kids be fit and well educated or lazy, obese and barely able to read.

    March 11, 2010 at 4:53 pm |
  5. JDK

    They deserve what they get. This is why you do NOT let illegals stay. How many millions does CA pay for illegals to get free education,free medical,free housing and more?

    March 11, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  6. Brad

    I think all of our schools in California would have no budget shortfalls if we just expell all of the children that are in these schools and country illegally. They are not a planned part of the budget as seen by taxpayers, as we payed our taxes for our children to be educated

    March 11, 2010 at 12:42 pm |
  7. Jerry

    I assume there are transit buses they can take, hopefully at a reduced rate. Taxpayers also pay for this through subsidies. It is a ruse to shortchange children when budgets are out of line... but then they are the least to talk back. Parents, teachers and the like should be standing up for these children and find ways of getting these children to school economically and safely. We can go back to the days when kids might have to walk a mile or so to their schools. I suspect in LA area that they would encounter strange hazards along the way. So what price do we put on our future (these children)? Do we educate them or imprison them later?
    Either way, the taxpayer will pay because it is our law to educate children and that is what has been offered to all of us along the way.

    March 11, 2010 at 12:41 pm |
  8. Michael T

    GOOD! Kick them out! Why should my property taxes be used to educate kids who don't even live in my area? Just like with the illegals, they need to go fix their own homes before ruining mine.

    March 11, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  9. junior

    Oh no, does this mean the football team might have to walk to their games?

    March 11, 2010 at 10:04 am |