Sources: Growth Energy, The Detroit News
quote: The Department of Education collects data and kind of set the minimum standard. Their biggest role is helping fund the poor areas. Since education budget is based on property taxes, the poor areas will barely have any money. One local community is only going to care for their school district and not their neighbors. That is when the Dept of Education steps in to subsidize some of that difference and try to give those poor kids a more equal chance of education.
quote: Why is that the federal governments job? Shouldn't that come from the individual state? Every state has poor and rich areas. Some spend more of their budget on education and care about it, others do not. My taxes should not fund not only the schools in my state, but the schools in some other state that doesn't think funding their schools is important.
quote: I think this is one of the fundamental flaws in how the federal government has gotten too big and out of control.