Special needs teachers protest students’ transportation cuts

Teachers at schools in Athens for children with special needs on Thursday set up mock classrooms in downtown Korai Square ? complete with tables, chairs and arts-and-crafts equipment ? in protest at cuts to their transportation budgets.

Parents and teachers of children with special needs say that some 80 percent of the students at Attica?s 35 schools have been unable to attend classes since the start of the school year due to a shortage of buses.