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    the solution to this is not more taxes per se. The solution is raising education financing to at least state level.

    That would decrease the amount of luxury in the rich places, and improve the poor ones. Oh, and the middle class, who can no longer run away from bad schools, will be more perceptive to its financial responsibility.

    If people are serious about getting education in order, there will have to be quite a few holy cows to be slaughtered. And that means also a good hard look at cost issues, some of which are dear to the heart of democratic voters. This includes things like the concept of "oversight by trial lawyer", special education (for which, apparently, cost is not an issue), as well as the lavishly run schools in rich districts who cater to every educational trend that is coming along.

    My personal opinion is that it will basically stay unchanged. There is not enough political will to do hard but necessary steps.

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