New York Students Predict Hardship if Free Fares Are Cut by Sharon Otterman – NYTimes.com

David Bloomfield

David Bloomfield, the former general counsel for the city’s Department of Education, said that the state would most likely face legal challenges were the cuts to go through. “If suburban students have the right to transportation,” he said, urban families would probably press for the same right. “I believe it would have a devastating impact, especially on kids over 17,” he said. “This might be just another reason for dropping out of school.”

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