Education: Schools of Tomorrow

We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us-

—Winston Churchill

Since World War II, the boom in U.S. school construction has been so phenomenal that it currently accounts for 20% of all public building. The value of U.S. school buildings has reached about $30 billion—nearly four times the total assets of General Motors. More than half the nation's youngsters will soon be in postwar buildings; yet need still outstrips supply. This month schools across the land are re opening with a shortage of 132,000 classrooms. The need for the next ten years: 607,000 new classrooms...

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