High school hires stripper party bus for field trip, raising concerns about U.S. education system

A school hired a stripper party bus for a student trip due to a national school bus driver shortage. 

A high school in Boston, Massachusetts, had no other choice but to hire a stripper party bus for a students’ field trip. The reason was the national shortage of school bus drivers, Unilad reports.

In a now-deleted Tweet, Jim Mayers, an English teacher, posted a photo of the stripper party bus, questioning the current educational system. The image reportedly showed stripper poles and LED lighting, with students sitting in the background.

As per Newsweek, Mayers originally tweeted:

“Due to the national school bus driver shortage, my school has hired a party bus with stripper poles to transport us for a field trip. This is not a drill.

Yes, this is a true story. However, the entire day was in fact a phenomenal experience for all the kids. They didn’t really care about the bus, and a lot of great planning by a lot of great people made for a fantastic day.

When you promise hundreds of kids a fun day with their advisories, you make it happen.”

The teacher later deleted the controversial post, emphasizing the “many systemic issues” U.S. students and teachers are facing. 

Mayers explained:

“I’m worried that there is too much attention being paid to the tweet itself, or simply the fact that it went viral, instead of attending to the many systemic issues that are facing not just my students, but students all across the country.

I also think it’s important to note that these types of buses are often used to transport high school students. Many other teachers have reached out to me saying their school has also used similar buses, especially for events like prom.”

The teacher adds:

“If it’s gotten people talking about the overall infrastructure of our education system, and the different ways schools are prioritized, then that’s good.”

In the comment section of Mayers’ post, one user noted:

“You’re a pretty awesome guy. Those kids are blessed to have a teacher like you. Someday they’ll know it.”

What do you think of the education system issues Mayers mentions? Let us know in the comment section!

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