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Price tag to fully repair Philadelphia public schools: $5 billion | Reading Eagle – NEWS

November 23, 2016

This problem didn’t emerge THIS year… Indeed, eight years ago the Philadelphia schools were outdated, in poor repair, and in drastic need of renovation and/or replacement. But instead of using stimulus money to fix public schools across the country, the Obama administration decided to use stimulus funds to double down on NCLB, to mandate the development of state tests that could be used to “measure” teacher performance and school performance, and to rig the system in a fashion that took control away from school boards in “failing” districts and hand it over to faceless corporations. The dilapidated infrastructure of public schools in districts serving children raised in poverty will not improve without a HUGE infusion of capital… and that infusion can only come from higher taxes or more borrowing. 

The average city school is now 70 years old and the school district has long delayed maintenance.

Source: Price tag to fully repair Philadelphia public schools: $5 billion | Reading Eagle – NEWS

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