Holiday Greetings from the Governor to School Children: Get Ready to Drive to School

A pair of LAUSD teachers has taken to YouTube to rally the troops against the Governor’s plan to cut funding for school transportation. Read to the cadence of “The Night Before Christmas” the narrator rips a political culture that will sell out children’s education instead of raising the funds to do it right.

Brown must really like the idea of children being driven to school. First, he vetoed a law that would make it safer for children, or anyone, to ride a bike. Now he’s cutting funds for school buses. What’s next, cuts to the Safe Routes to School fund?

The full text of the teacher’s plea can be found after the jump. Directions on how to make your voice heard on this issue can be found on their YouTube page.

Better get those messages in soon, the Governor’s proposed cuts to the school bus budget go into place on January 3.

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the city
There was talk of some news that was really really @_($*@
The stockings of some were stuffed full of gifts
But the state gave us a bucket of @)_@
I teach little children
I don’t mean to cuss
But How the @)$( can kids get to school
Without their bus?
When I was a child my school was diverse
Through the effort of many it took money and work
To build a school where children succeed
Through special services meeting their needs
But now it will all vanish in the blink of an eye
If we fail to speak up, we merely comply
From coast to coast, across the nation
We witness an increase in school segregation
Oh no, not here.  Not without a fight.
Because Education for all is a civil right.