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t:"All states/localities collect taxes for the education of the kids."
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rhar:""I think I'd rather see that at a federal level. If only that the money SHOULD be more equitably distributed."

And what formula would you use, and would it have 'quotas' involved like race, religion, country of origin, etc?

Here in TX, students speak over 140 languages...... is that the case in ND? How about the inner city minority students? THose teachers probably make $50,000 plus a year, maybe twice that in NYC......vs farm belt students?

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rhar:" The funding to teach kids shouldn't be dependent on local resources. For example, IIRC, some "senior communities" have been able to excuse themselves from such taxes because no schools reside in their tax district."

Well, good....no kids....no need for schools and education dollars. And likely those folks pay state taxes and real estate taxes that partly fund education.

In TX, the county assess a 'school tax'. But the state also provides money from education from state taxes collected. The school tax is upon everyone in the county...

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rhar:"But whether the feds could do a better job overall? Probably not."

No way. Politicians would be messing with the 'formula' every chance they get to garner new votes from 'groups' of voters ........and pandering to union demands....... you'd have nationwide school strikes.....

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rhar:"And COL differences would complicate things. As they do for all forms of national funding"

Of course...you don't have school buses in NYC but probably have armed guards.... you've got sky high teacher salaries there but don't need them in Bumpass ND....but the heating costs are triple there compared to VA.....and who pays for special ed teachers in towns of population 1,000? and how many and what types?

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You bet funding.
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