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Bus drivers and supporters walk a picket line in front of a bus depot in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. More than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning, leaving some 152,000 students trying to find other ways to get to school. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Bus drivers and supporters walk a picket line in front of a bus depot in New York, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013. More than 8,000 New York City school bus drivers and aides went on strike over job protection Wednesday morning, leaving some 152,000 students trying to find other ways to get to school. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

New York City school bus strike

A standoff between striking school bus

drivers looking for job protections and a city administration that says

they just can't have them has the potential to go on for some time,

observers said, as parents struggle to get to work on time while

scrambling to figure out alternatives for their children to get to

school. (Jan. 17)