Portable Classrooms No Place To Learn, Critics Say

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The columns of the front entrance of Whatcom Middle School are just visible over the top of two portable classrooms the district placed on a lot across the street. (Tony Schick/EarthFix)

Across the country, thousands of students go to school in “portable classrooms.” There are an estimated 385,000 of these modular buildings — a quick fix for overcrowding and a lack of funds for new facilities.

Many of these “temporary” structures are still around. And critics say they’re not the places for students to learn.

From the Here & Now Contributor’s Network, KUOW’s Ashley Ahearn reports.

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