Those Poor Kids Who Are Riding School Buses For Hours A Day
Years ago when I was in 1st grade my family lived just outside Whitmore Lake in Michigan. I was the first kid on the bus in the morning and the last one in the afternoon. That is until the cute little blond moved in about a half mile down the road from our place. If memory serves me my ride, one way, was about 20 minutes so I spent 40 minutes total each day.
That short ride came to mind the other day when Michael Calhoun was shadowing a bus that was taking students to Mehlville High School. The earliest passengers got on the bus at 5:30 in the morning. They arrived at the school at 7. 1 ½ hours in the morning with the same amount of time spent in the afternoon. 3 hours a day. That isn’t right even if the kids are going to be a better school.
Children should be able to go to schools in their own neighborhoods and not be carted around like a load of freight to be delivered.