Students protest proposed MTA MetroCard cuts

MANHATTAN - More than 100 students protested Monday against the MTA's proposal to cut free MetroCards for students from its budget.

Students in attendance say they used the social networking Web site Facebook to organize themselves. Most of them used their free MetroCards to travel from school to MTA headquarters to protest.

The MTA currently provides about 500,000 students with free passes to get to and from school every day. Lynn Yellen, a New York City history teacher, says she fears students won't show up to class if they have to pay for transportation.

If approved, the free MetroCards would be discontinued for the 2010-2011 school year.

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