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Schools in Disrepair

The  American Society of Civil Engineers’  released a report “Report Card for America’s Infrastructure” analyzing the condition of schools.  The 2013 report gave the schools a “poor grade” a D-.  While the energy systems, bridges and dams in the country received a D+.  The report estimated that to bring the schools up to standard would cost roughly $270 billion.

America is a reactive society.  It doesn’t do things until something happens which demands action.  So as Congress and states cut spending in education, the condition of our schools grows worse.  It is still hard for me to believe that most schools in the country do not have air conditioning.  I know of schools where the building is still heated using coal.  I do not know of businesspeople or politicians who would be willing to work in these conditions.  Why should educators and children have to work in them?

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