Are Schools for Military Kids Falling Apart?
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Mold. Leaking roofs. Electrical Fires. Overcrowding. Those are just a few of the problems discovered in schools for military children by a joint Newsweek and Center for Public Integrity investigation. According to the probe, almost three quarters of military base schools are in need of major repair or renovation, something that would cost the Pentagon an estimated $4 billion to do.
Today the Daily Beast reports a group of 12 senators from both parties has written a letter to new Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, urging him to do something about the problem (read more).