California already spends less than most states on its education system. And that was before the Governor proposed cutting $4.8 billion more out of the syste...
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One way schools are funded, which is about 80%, is by the taxes that the community pays. The rest is given by the government. The more students you have the more money you get, but the less students show up the less the school recieves. One-third of the fund is spent on "categoricals" which could include reducing the class size, but the actual school does not decide what to spend the one-third on, the state and government do. In California the reason for the schools recieve less is by two propositions. Proposisiton thirteen limited how much money homeowners and buisnesses had to pay on property tax which lowered how much schools got. Propositon 98 made sure that schools recieved a minimum amount of funding each year. This varies by school district and by how well the businesses are doing.
Though this video was about California this is how every state funds their schools. I feel as if the fact that schools have to worry whether or not businesses are doing well in order for them to recieve more or less money is shocking. I also feel that the fact that schools cannot even decided what they want to spend the one-third of the money recieved on is crazy. I have to ask why would it matter if they decided or not? What if the school needs an after school program more then they need smaller class sizes?