Wednesday, August 14, 2013

NPR: Parents Claim that Race and Class Driving Alabama School District's Decision to Cancel Bus Service

via Dan Carson, NPR:

The decision by a suburban Birmingham school district to eliminate its busing program has erupted into a controversy over race and class. Officials in the Hoover school district say they were forced to drop the buses because of a severe budget shortfall. Many community members believe the decision was designed to force out the growing numbers of minority and low-income students who are lowering average test scores in Hoover schools.

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