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What Harris is proposing could dramatically restructure American education. Currently, about 36 percent of public K–12 funding comes from local property taxes, depending on the state and district; Only about 10 %t of school funding comes from the federal government, and every state has its own mix of state and local dollars to fill out the pie. “It is completely upside down that we currently have a system where the funding of a school district is based on the tax base of that community,”  Ms Harris said The line met with approving head nods and a chorus of agreement. “It’s just basic math!The community with the lowest tax base is going to receive the fewest resources, and by the way probably [has] the highest need.”

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The fake news about Reform, was sold as "choice," but it is an Orwellian term. The only choice most children have is th e local school, which has been defended, so that huge classes, with poor support systems, and a paucity of experienced professionals teacher-practioners (who were sent packing because 'tenure' was too expensive) .


The charter schools, were 'sold as choice, but they had no accountability to anyone, not the local district or the state. Priviteers scammed the people, and read with the money when the schools closed, and kids failed to graduate.


Public education and health care are absolute necessities for a thriving nation, and we have neither as the rabid right 'conservatives' yell"socialism''' -- and the ignorant people smell communism ,not a social system to help people in a society.


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Its funny DeVos who supports corporate monopolys is against public schools.republicans will use any excuse to destroy public education and create big bussiness monopolies in the school system

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I totally agree schools need better funding especially in poorer districts.As a corollary we need to close all the choice schools republicans and democrats have supported.these schools siphon funds from public schools who have done a consistently better job of educating our youth with a few exceptions.

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