School buses might not grab headlines, but they are a critical part of American K-12 education, providing millions of kids with a safe way to get to and from school each day.
But America’s school transportation system needs work — it’s expensive, inefficient, and slow to adjust to the changing education landscape.
To help people understand why we should be thinking differently about school transportation, we created a simple, three-minute video explaining how school transportation works and doesn’t work for students, schools, and communities and how we can start thinking about solutions. Watch the animation below:
Years of irresponsible budgeting practices have left the Teachers’ Retirement System of Louisiana (TRSL) almost $12 billion in debt. Without significant reforms, Louisiana’s pension problems are likely to get worse, with further negative consequences for workers and schools.