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Students right to cut school, march and protest planned MetroCard cuts

The students who walked out of school June 11 to protest the possibility of losing their free student MetroCards due to possible budget cuts by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority did the right thing.

It is time to hear from our young people, who will be just as affected by these budget cuts as we all will be. They made their point to the MTA and in an orderly fashion through their demonstrations throughout the city.

I hope Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the MTA CEO were listening, as well as city Schools Chancellor Joel Klein, to what young people are saying: no cuts to our MetroCards.

These students rely heavily on public transportation and cutting these free MetroCards would bring hardship on them and their families.

John Amato

Fresh Meadows

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