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State of Our Schools Report

The Center for Green Schools, along with the 21st Century School Fund and the National Council on School Facilities released the State of Our Schools: America’s K-12 Facilities report last week.  The report confirms that the current model for school infrastructure funding is broken and that we need to completely reform how we fund K-12 school facilities in the United States.  The report projects a $46 billion annual shortfall in the funding needed to keep our nation’s school buildings healthy, safe and conducive to learning.  Additionally, the report includes an in-depth state-by-state analysis of data on investment in school infrastructure, which suggests that the way school facilities are currently funded is inherently and persistently inequitable.

The report and the corresponding infographic are live on stateofourschools.org.  The site is also home to all 50 state profiles and a district look up app so you can see how current facilities spending in  Texas compares to modern standards.