Housing and Schools Mismatch Creates Widespread Problem

'As military families migrate to better quarters at Fort Meade and elsewhere, local authorities strain to educate an influx of children.'
December 17, 2003, 12pm PST | Connie Chung
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"As tens of thousands of homes are built across the country, more families are choosing to live on military bases and posts. That has strained public school districts from Maryland to Texas and Colorado, leaving them scrambling to find space for the additional students....resentment is brewing in Anne Arundel and other places where the local government normally has the authority to limit residential development in neighborhoods where schools are full." Many neighborhoods, community groups and government agency officials hope to convince several stakeholders of the link between the housing that the military provides and the consequential need for school space that it creates.

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Friday, December 12, 2003 in The Baltimore Sun
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