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An investigation by iWatch News has found that tens of thousands of children attend schools on military installations that are falling apart from age and neglect, and fail to meet Defense Department standards.

As we reported in our story, three in four of the 194 schools run by the Defense Department on military bases are either beyond repair or would require extensive renovation to meet minimum standards for safety, quality, accessibility and design. Schools run by public systems on Army installations don’t fare much better: 39 percent fall in the failing or poor categories, according to a 2010 Army report.

Have you had an experience with a school on a military base? We’re interested in hearing from parents, students and teachers who have been involved with military base school overseas or in the United States. Your insights will givie us a better understanding of current school conditions and help inform our reporting.


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Kristen Lombardi

Kristen Lombardi is the Columbia Journalism Investigations editor.