Senator urges Pentagon to repair schools on military bases

July 18, 2011
Report shows schools run by the Defense Department are in terrible condition

From The Richmond Times-Dispatch:U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner and a bipartisan group of colleagues are asking Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to make the repair of military-base schools a top priority. According to the investigation by the Center for Public Integrity, 75 percent of Defense Department-run schools on military installations are either beyond repair or would require extensive renovation to meet minimum standards for safety, quality, accessibility and design.

JUNE 2011...from Tens of thousands of children attend schools on U.S. military bases that are falling apart from age and neglect, and fail to meet even the military’s own standards.

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