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Hoover Schools Cut Buses, Trigger Backlash and National Attention

Some of the youngest protesters at the Monday, August 12 Hoover Board of Education Meeting. The board, speaking mainly through its lawyer, said other cost-cutting options are being studied but would not rescind last month's vote to end busing next year. Photo by Dan Carsen.

90.3 WBHM Hoover, Ala. -- Hoover's school board recently voted to end its bus service, effective a year from now. District leaders say they have to cut costs as enrollments rise and revenues fall. But as WBHM's Southern Education Desk reporter Dan Carsen points out, many in this hilly, sprawling suburb don't believe that's the whole story: