Military Children Left Behind Stories in this series The military children left behind: Decrepit schools, broken promises By Kristen Lombardi June 26, 2011 IMPACT: Panetta pledges to fix substandard schools on military bases By Kristen Lombardi July 22, 2011 IMPACT: Nelson calls conditions at some military base schools “shameful” By Kristen Lombardi July 20, 2011 […]
Category: Military Children Left Behind
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. Over 10 years, school conditions on bases have worsened while parents endured an average three deployments, each lasting 15 to 18 months. The military’s own assessment puts 39 percent of the schools it operates in the worst category, “failing,” and 37 percent in “poor” physical shape.
The other casualty of war