School facilities receive a grade of D in this latest report card on the state of America's infrastructure. This grade is unchanged from the last (2005) ASCE report card. Spending on the nation's schools grew from $17 billion in 1998 to a peak of $29 billion in 2004. However, by 2007 spending fell to $20.28 billion. No comprehensive, authoritative nationwide data on the condition of America's school buildings has been collected in a decade. Nine solutions to improve school conditions are proposed. Includes 19 references.
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