Public education has been an American value since before the Revolution, and it has, to put it mildly, weathered its share of storms. While the decentralized nature of our schools has allowed flexibility, creativity, and reform to take hold more swiftly than in other cultures, it has also allowed great inequities to become entrenched. With local property taxes the usual basis for funding, this is a system of "Them that's got shall get, Them that's not shall lose." James... More >>>