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Rebuilding our Schools

CJ Westerberg, August 8, 2012 3:21 PM


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Maggie Murphy, editor of Parade, on MSNBC's Morning Joe, talks about how two schools upgraded their environment in this video below.

Why should we care?  Reading scores go up, attendance is better because students are less sick from allergies caused from older buildings.  You get the picture.
We know how our physical environment affects our attitude and general well-being.
Why do we expect less for our students?  Maybe we should stop using "budgets" as the catch-all answer for not doing anything - especially when there are great examples around us such as these below and in video.  What do you think?

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