America’s K-12 Facilities Underfunding by $46 Billion Annually

The Center for Green Schools has issued a report that looks at K-12 facilities investment. They find that going forward our nation will under-invest in school buildings by $46 billion annually.

As usual with school funding issues, a large part of the problem stems from the funding systems, whereby local communities are asked to provide the bulk of funding, causing massive inequities in poor communities when compared with richer counterparts.

This will be a growing problem in Ohio, now that the Governor's successive budgets have placed a larger and larger burden on local communities to fund school operations, so that the state can instead offer tax cuts to wealthy citizens and businesses. This will undoubtedly leave communities with less room for capital investment in future years.

Here's the report: