School construction was a hot issue a few years ago but the debate has mostly moved on to other things. Yet the problem remains acute. It’s a classic example of the left-right breakdowns that plague education policymaking. The left basically wants more of the same on infrastructure financing or dubious federal schemes to subsidize school bonds while the right refuses to put any money on the table saying school construction is a state and local issue (Wait, isn’t that what many lefties now say about No Child Left Behind? Ummm, yes it is! Boy, hard to figure why so little gets done on education…)
PPI’s Sara Mead offers a modernizing solution with resources and reform in the current Education Week.