Lawgirl and Mike,
How about the kids who don't have the transportation. Some of those 9th graders are 13 and 14 years old. There is a lot of country roads in the district, no sidewalks. You say you would not have been caught dead riding a school bus. Are you saying riding a bus to get an education was beneath you? Maybe you were in a good situation. How about the poor? How about single mom's. How about one car families? I thought receiving an education was suppose to be for all the students, not just the ones who have transportation. You may be a lawyer,book smart, your parents may have had money, but where is your compassion and common sense for the less fortunate? If you or your parents were in a different situation, I am sure you would not feel the same way about busing. You ride a bus because you have to do what you have to do. How arrogant of you. Aren't lawyers suppose to stick up for the underdogs and speak for all people?