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Here's where Boston spends money busing students

from The Boston Globe

Frustrated by the ballooning cost of busing students across the city, then-Mayor Thomas M. Menino declared a decade ago that "I will not allow us to pour dollar after dollar into gas tanks when we could invest more of that money into our classrooms." Yet since Menino uttered those words in his State of the City address in the Strand Theatre in 2008, school transportation spending in Boston escalated from about $76 million to $122.5 million last school year, even after officials overhauled the school assignment process to allow more students to attend classes closer to home. more


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