Image Source: The Telegraph

BY NICHOLE CARTMELL
ANCHOR CHRISTIAN BRYANT


Sometimes desperate cases call for desperate measures and this seems to be the case for a group of mothers in Spain. Here’s WBBH with the details.

“Some schools in Spain took away transportation because of budget cuts... So the moms are scrolling through their phones showing them posing for an exotic calendar to raise money to get the buses running again.”

The Digital Journal explains these moms are hoping to raise over $56,000, which would be enough to get the buses up and running for 3 months. Right now the government only has to provide transportation for kids living more than 2 miles away.

But one mother explains this doesn’t account for the rough terrain some students must travel through.

“The rule relates to straight line routes, but those can’t be applies here because a straight line from our village has a mountain in the middle of it and a massive quarry in it. So it is impossible to do.”

And in several areas, budget cuts aren’t just hurting transportation. Some students are being asked to pay to bring packed lunches into school. And many schools are even asking the central government to use an emergency fund to help to pay for bills.

A writer for Jezebel says the calendars are already selling like “naked hotcakes”... and while he says that’s a good thing, but says parents shouldn’t have to resort to this.

“... the simple fact that kids need a ride to school should be enough of a donating rallying cry to spur people to action.”

And some wish the government would step up to the plate. A blogger for The Mary Sue says...

“I’m torn between wanting to stand up and cheer for these moms and getting depressed at how the government is treating public education. I mean, it’s not like the future of their country depends on it or anything.”

Posing for nude calendars has become a popular way to raise money in Spain. Last year young Roman Catholics posed to raise money for their youth group.

(SOC)

 

Spanish Moms Strip Down to Raise Schoolbus Funds

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Jan 1, 2013

Spanish Moms Strip Down to Raise Schoolbus Funds

Image Source: The Telegraph

BY NICHOLE CARTMELL
ANCHOR CHRISTIAN BRYANT


Sometimes desperate cases call for desperate measures and this seems to be the case for a group of mothers in Spain. Here’s WBBH with the details.

“Some schools in Spain took away transportation because of budget cuts... So the moms are scrolling through their phones showing them posing for an exotic calendar to raise money to get the buses running again.”

The Digital Journal explains these moms are hoping to raise over $56,000, which would be enough to get the buses up and running for 3 months. Right now the government only has to provide transportation for kids living more than 2 miles away.

But one mother explains this doesn’t account for the rough terrain some students must travel through.

“The rule relates to straight line routes, but those can’t be applies here because a straight line from our village has a mountain in the middle of it and a massive quarry in it. So it is impossible to do.”

And in several areas, budget cuts aren’t just hurting transportation. Some students are being asked to pay to bring packed lunches into school. And many schools are even asking the central government to use an emergency fund to help to pay for bills.

A writer for Jezebel says the calendars are already selling like “naked hotcakes”... and while he says that’s a good thing, but says parents shouldn’t have to resort to this.

“... the simple fact that kids need a ride to school should be enough of a donating rallying cry to spur people to action.”

And some wish the government would step up to the plate. A blogger for The Mary Sue says...

“I’m torn between wanting to stand up and cheer for these moms and getting depressed at how the government is treating public education. I mean, it’s not like the future of their country depends on it or anything.”

Posing for nude calendars has become a popular way to raise money in Spain. Last year young Roman Catholics posed to raise money for their youth group.

(SOC)

 

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