Unless a school building is really bad, buildings don't matter that much.
A lot a quality learning can happen in a double wide trailer, with a good
teacher who uses a good text book.
I see another ploy to place blame on needing more money to bury the taxpayer.Studies and articles like this perpetuate the false idea that the progressive
education system which came on the scene in the 1920's is a success and
only new buildings can make things better.Propaganda such as this, does
not belong in a free state/nation. The old blame game of pointing fingers and
clamoring for money has grown quite tiring during the past 60 years.If
there was real concern for education quality producing employable citizens, we
would need to scrap the system which determines the college curriculum for
future teachers.A good start would be to do a series of articles
exposing how Carnegie, Rhodes and Dewey teamed up to do exactly that in the
1920's. If you have no idea what ruined the school system, you have no idea
how to correct it.
Our leaders just enjoy spending other peoples money.Kansas City
school district tore down many good school buildings, thinking new schools
buildings would improve learning. Alot of money was spentDidn't work, and teachers were blamed.
Our children deserve our best, nothing less. They deserve the best books,
access to technology, rooms with good natural light, rooms with good air
conditioning and heating systems, and buildings that would be reasonably safe in
earthquake or high winds. Saying it's okay to not provide these things is
sick and wrong.