The Price of Neglect

Public schools officials failed to maintain the new equipment, leading to problems such as damage from mineral deposits that built up because the water was not properly treated, repair records and interviews show. It would have cost just $100,000 a year to remove harmful minerals from the water flowing into all of the more than 400 boilers in the public schools. But maintenance officials say there was never enough money for it in their budget. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by David Cohn - Jan 2, 2008 - 11:58 AM PST
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by David Cohn - Oct. 1, 2008

You can tell the reporters took their time to dig up all the facts and figures for this story. It's the numbers that paint the picture in this piece. Yet, it touches on an important issue - education.

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