the transporting of students by bus to schools outside their neighborhoods, especially as a means of achieving socioeconomic or racial diversity among students in a public school.
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How to use busing in a sentence
The much-awaited analysis comes after more than two years of community discussion and study, which sparked debate about race, income and fairness — and “long-distance busing” — in suburban, liberal Montgomery County.
Many skeptics said they appreciate diversity but oppose busing and want to preserve neighborhood ties and student friendships that are already formed.
The report did not include any mass busing plan, as some had feared.
Bill Winkler, the owner of Peoria Charter Coach, a busing company in Illinois, said that the business back on its feet after coming to a halt earlier in the pandemic.Economy picked up just 266,000 jobs in April, well below expectations as economy struggles to rebound | Eli Rosenberg | May 7, 2021 | Washington Post
There is an onslaught of factors to consider, he said — for one thing, Fairfax must develop new busing protocols, which involve cleaning the buses on both morning and evening routes.Fairfax schools will try to make fall as close to ‘pre-pandemic normal’ as possible | Hannah Natanson | April 21, 2021 | Washington Post
Hell, even the band-aid of busing was enough to spark a huge backlash to civil rights laws.
Full integration, Colby argues, requires far more than policies like busing and affirmative action.
Instead, busing was a failure—conceptually and substantively—because of faulty liberal assumptions.
Rather, a biracial coalition of interests saw busing as one of many tools in the fight for integration.
I have criticized busing myself as liberal overreach and a remedy that was bound to inspire backlash.
This situation was unusual for the Navy although integrated busing had been standard practice in the Army since mid-1944.Integration of the Armed Forces, 1940-1965 | Morris J. MacGregor, Jr.
Cultural definitions for busing
The movement of students from one neighborhood to a school in another neighborhood, usually by bus and usually to break down de facto segregation of public schools.
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