I saw on the news today that the Springfield Missouri school district will no longer provide bus service for students that live within 1.5 miles of school (changed from 1 mile). This will save the school district $700,000 a year.
Parents are throwing a fit because their children "have no way to get to school now". One parent that was being interviewed (while her obese children sat on the floor playing video games) whined and complained about how UNFAIR it is that her kids will no longer be bussed to school, about how she will have to rearrange her life and jeapordize her job so that she can DRIVE her kids to school everyday!
What!!?? Why can't her kids walk or ride bicycles to school? It's only a mile and a half... even for a fat kid that's only a 30 minute walk or a 10 minute bike ride.
The local news media is making a really big deal out of this and NOT ONCE have they suggested that kids walk or ride bikes to school.