12th March, 2013

“America’s schools are in such disrepair that it would cost more than $270 billion just to get elementary and secondary buildings back to their original conditions and twice that to get them up to date, a report released Tuesday estimated. In a foreword to the report, former President Bill Clinton said “we are still struggling to provide equal opportunity” to children and urged the first federal study of school buildings in almost two decades.”

School Maintenance Report Shows Need For $542 Billion To Update, Modernize Buildings (via world-shaker)

As someone in a community with schools 70-100 years old, let me tell ya, communities LOVE paying for this. (*sarcasm*) my school is close to thirty years old, and people in the city still call it “the new high school.”

(via World-Shaker)

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