Thursday, December 15, 2005

Sick Priorities

Schools around the country are cutting back on nurses, Bruce Horovitz and Kevin McCoy of USA Today report. In "Nurse Shortage Puts School Kids at Risk," McCoy and Horovitz show that nearly half of all U.S. schools fall short of recommended nurse-to-student ratios and that some large schools have no nurses at all. This story skillfully mixes data with powerful anecdotes to reveal a trend that should concern everyone who cares about children. This gem comes courtesy of "Al's Morning Meeting" by the Poynter Institute's Al Tompkins.


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