Thursday, January 10, 2008

Woody's Daily/Occasional Homily: Legislative Measures For Public School Funding

are made by middle- and upper-class legislators who decide/provide the minimum funding with which the poorest school districts can function at the barest level.

Wealthier districts supplement their 'minimum' allocations through local property taxes, taxes on extractive industries (lots of this in Oklahoma), etc.

Legislators will NEVER propose--and NEVER, EVER, EVER enact--a universal school funding formula that brings the poorest districts up to the levels expected by the parents of the students in the wealthiest districts.


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