School Funding For Public Schools

971 Words Oct 1st, 2015 4 Pages
In today’s society it seems that in order to get a quality education that will prepare you for your future you must be one of the fortunate children born close to a well-funded school district. The schools that are academically acceptable are schools that have more money than the schools that are not. One might conclude that because of this, schools that are not academically acceptable are failing due to the fact that they do not have the right resources necessary to pass end of the year tests. There are numerous reasons put forth from researchers who want to look into why our public schools are failing. In my opinion, the single most significant problem with American public schools is the inadequate funding to impoverished schools, poor schools tend to have lower test scores than well-funded schools; the education in America can not be considered fair under these conditions. School funding should be spent specifically on things that will help better the student’s education. Spending money on hard working teachers, effective curriculum, and programs for students who might need a little extra help is a good start to better America’s academic performance according to the authors of “Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card” (Baker, Sciarra, Farrie 1) . “It is easy for people to look around and say they are comfortable with their schools and that their schools are doing well, but one way or another we all pay for it when we leave kids behind” (Silverberg). Some may…
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