Scaffolding surrounds the entrance to the Cardoza Senior High School, as renovations are under way, Monday, March 11, 2013 in Washington. America’s schools are in such disrepair that it would cost ... more 
Scaffolding surrounds the entrance to the Cardoza Senior High School, as renovations are under way, Monday, March 11, 2013 in Washington. America’s schools are in such disrepair that it would cost $271 billion just to get elementary and secondary buildings back to their original conditions. In a report released Tuesday, March 12, 2013, the Center for Green Schools estimated it would cost twice that _ or $542 billion over the next decade _ to get them up to date. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Alex Brandon
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 10:26 AM EDT