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Class Warfare Against Poor Kids

That’s the only way to describe the MTA’s decision to make students pay for the use of public transportation to commute to school. In practice, it can only mean students living in poverty missing school — and often missing the meals school provides — because they do not have the money for the subway.

Shame on all of you — the MTA, New York State and New York City — as you play with kids’ lives.

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2 Comments:

  • 1 MichaelB
    · Dec 18, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Those evil politicians and bureacrats!

    Of course, we should remember that UFT is partially responsible for this situation because it stood by and let congestion pricing die. As Edwize readers might remember, that was Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to raise hundreds of millions of dollars annually for mass transit. It was supported by a broad coalition of unions and business and progressive groups as a way to keep mass transit affordable and functional while reducing pollution and boosting economic productivity. But the suburban politicians and the UFT leadership didn’t like it. Now fares are up, the MTA is a disaster, and Leo is pointing fingers.

  • 2 Anthony Wansor
    · Dec 21, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Pathetic response MikeB. Bloomberg’s congestion pricing died because nobody wanted it except for some part of the population in Manhattan.

    Are you so ashamed of your position that you cannot even post your full name?