One of the most important things we do together through government is provide quality education for our children. Our state’s current approach is neither fair nor equitable.
Currently, funding for education starts with property taxes in local districts. That is supplemented with state funding. This allocation formula leads to significantly different levels of funding in different districts, amounting to thousands of dollars per student. Districts with high property values get more and those with lower values get less.
State funds are intended to balance the discrepancy. But the gap is further exacerbated by what I view as racial discrimination in