Hey, this being the parenting issue and all, we've got news for you Baltimoreans with kids: They're getting screwed over. As City Paper previously reported, local school children have had their S-Pass access to MTA buses reduced by two hours, meaning they can only ride until 6 p.m. instead of 8 p.m. This makes it a lot harder for school children to participate in sports or clubs, or work a part-time job. The MTA did find $45,000 to give to millionaire Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco, though, as he helps to promote the revamped Baltimore bus system, BaltimoreLink. Meanwhile, school leaders from all across Maryland made their way to Annapolis for the "begathon" to grovel for education money. According to CEO Sonja Santelises, city schools face a $130 million shortfall, and they might have to cut 1,000 jobs to get their books in order. This after Hogan's budget proposed slashing state aid to city schools by $42 million. To top it all off, The Sun recently reported that these budget deficits exist because money from casinos, once thought to be a savior for education, is being dumped into the general fund and used elsewhere. Here's the gist: No matter how many spreadsheets or figures politicians and bureaucrats exchange back and forth, city kids are getting the short end of the stick.