Decaying School Buildings in Detroit


“. . . the weight of the evidence is clear: Facility quality matters when it comes to improving student outcomes.

So say what you want about Detroit teachers’ tactics, but they appear to be calling attention to a real issue that can seriously harm kids.” [Bold added]

—Matt Barnum, “The Detroit ‘Sick-Out’ Makes a Valid Point: Crumbling Schools Shown to Hurt Learning” on The Seventy-Four

Glad to hear someone else saying this. And kudos to Detroit teachers for bringing much needed attention to the travesty of decaying school buildings.

Other posts on the impact of infrastructure on learning (there’s been a lot of ’em):

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