The pandemic is spotlighting longstanding issues with America's school buildings
September 17, 2020
The Government Accountability Office sounded a dire warning: One in three public school students — some 14 million — was learning in a building in need of extensive repair.
In New Orleans, that meant rotting buildings with no air conditioning. In rural California, it meant difficult-to-maintain portable classrooms. America’s school facilities, one observer said, were a “national crisis.”
That report was issued in 1995.