Don't Miss the Bus.
In 1939 Grinnellian Frank Cyr ’22, a proponent of small rural schools, organized a national conference to standardize the regulations for school bus safety. One of the results was the choice of bright yellow paint for all school buses. Nearly 60 years later, the National Safety Council pronounced yellow school buses to be 72 times safer than a car and four times safer than transit buses.
One of Many Solutions
Critical thinking was definitely the cornerstone of what made Cyr a success with his ventures. He was able to see issues and solutions. "… he was an early advocate of distance learning, via telephone, television, or satellite. And he also helped develop six-man football-a variant of the game that allows even small schools to field a team." The Grinnell Magazine Summer 2003
There are Grinnellians who have done great things… mostly because they recognized when something needed to be done - and they did it. Is that the type of person who is a Grinnellian, something about this type of critical thinking education, or a combination? It's a wonderful mix.
- What is the National Bureau of Standards color name for the school bus color? National Glossy School Bus Yellow
- What is the official color of school buses? National School Bus Chrome
- What was the original name of the color? Minnesota Golden Chrome
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