"Principals reporting dangerous conditions or urgently needed repairs in their buildings wait, on average, 379 days -- a year and two weeks -- for the problems to be fixed. Of 146 school buildings, 113 have a repair request pending for a leaking roof, a Washington Post analysis of school records shows."
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How does a homeschooler change a lightbulb?
The same Washington Post article also notes that DC public schools spend most of their $12,979 per pupil budget on administration, and the least amount on teachers and instruction.