Let’s cut to the chase, shall we?
The legwork has been done. The research has been conducted. The numbers have been crunched. As far as we can tell, it is going to cost the U.S. an investment of nearly a quarter of a trillion dollars to upgrade our nation’s schools just to working order, and nearly half a trillion to bring them into the 21st century.
And the cut-to-the-chase part boils down to one simple but undeniably tough question: How can we possibly afford to do that?