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Tuesday, June 10, 2008
By Yokota Fritz


A school district superintendent and a non-profit board member plan to ride their bicycles from Mountain View, California to Sacramento to protest proposed budget cuts to education.

Mountain View-Whisman district superintendent Maurice Ghysels will ride with Bruce Barsi to deliver a personal message to the governor to protest what they say are nearly a half million dollars in buddget cuts for the district.

In California, school funding is decided at the state level. California has the second highest cost of living in the nation (Hawaii is highest), but ranks 46th in per pupil spending.

Read more at the Mountain View Voice. Props to Alison.

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If they decorate the bicycles appropriately, it's a great way to be visible for an extended period of time and distance. (googling "bicycle protest" for images is fun, tho' mostly it's nekkid people.)
 
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