Chris,

thanks for the comment. I come at this whole issue from little bit of a different angle. Like, why the hell are there ANY ads on students’ bus passes…or, for that matter, their report cards, book covers, or other necessities. I have less of an issue, personally, with National Guard ads on bus passes (I know the author and others will take more of an issue with this) than I do with the fact that we have so underfunded our schools and public transportation systems that they are forced to sell ads to raise funds. As the father of a 4-year-old and an 18-month-old, I don’t want my kids to be forced to view ads on every surface they encounter…especially when it comes to their schools. I look around and watch as our state, city, and federal governments are decimating all things public. People fought and died for these things…and not just overseas. People fought at home for access to good public schools, quality public transportation, and a decent life. To see that rolled back right now should be seen as a slap in the face to anyone who ever fought for this county…at home or overseas.

Kevin Mahoney
Editor, Raging Chicken Press