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Seaside’s crumbling schools: Infrastructure woes add to tsunami fears

“It’s one thing to hear about the crumbling condition of Seaside’s high school, middle school and Gearhart Elementary School. It’s another to take a tour and see them firsthand,” writes The Daily Astorian’s RJ Marx, beginning a report on the appalling, abysmal conditions of the Oregon coastal city’s schools.

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‘We should be screaming’ with outrage: Washington State doing little to protect schoolkids from earthquakes, tsunamis

The Seattle Times reports on Washington’s failure to seismically retrofit public schools and ensure schoolchildren in tsunami hazard zones have a way to get to higher ground.


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The plot against public education

In a lengthy piece for Politico Magazine, Bob Herbert explains how millionaires and billionaires, led by Bill Gates, are ruining public schools.