Tyrades! Have you thanked a school bus driver lately?
August 26, 2021
According to CNN, pandemic fears and enhanced unemployment benefits have left the nation facing a serious shortage of qualified school bus drivers.
The problem is acute -- despite districts implementing recruitment campaigns, offering sign-up bonuses, and even fudging on the standards. (“Question one. Fill in the blank: The wheels on the bus go round and…” “Wait, wait. Don’t tell me. I got this. Round and … covered with sprinkles!”)
I hope the shortage will make society stop taking bus drivers for granted. (I know that I’M right behind the drivers. Especially when I’m in...