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Parents pressure CPS on busing – Chicago Tribune

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A group of Chicago Public Schools parents, fed up with bus shortages for students at magnet and selective enrollment schools, took their case to City Hall yesterday Busing call for all students in Chicago.

More than a hundred people gathered at Daley Plaza downtown and used the symbolism of the traditional yellow bus to deliver their message home. Wearing yellow school bus shirts and holding signs shaped like school buses, they demanded buses for 5,500 students who were promised transportation while enrolled in district magnet and selective enrollment schools.

The protest was organized by CPS Bus Parents, a citywide volunteer group of parents who found themselves scrambling to get their children to school after the district announced bus transportation would not be available to general education students three weeks before the school year began.

Without school buses, parents and children must travel up to four hours a day to get to school, either by car or by transferring between buses and trains.

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