Matt Di Carlo examines the latest data about the availability of school nurses, and it is disturbing.

For many children, the school nurse is the only medical care they will get.

Only 41% of schools have a RN on staff.

The data are none too new. They are from 2006, before the economic collapse. Very likely, the number with full-time nurses is even less now.

Now here is a job for the Gates Foundation. Place a Gates nurse in every school in every low-income district. That will raise test scores even more than MET or VAM.