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  •  "Semi-Private" is the best way to (4+ / 0-)

    describe schools in affluent parts of California, at least.

    During high school, I attended two different schools in the same district, one of them having slightly more than twice as much funding per student, despite the fact that they both got the same ammount per student from the taxpayer.

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    by JesseCW on Sat Apr 10, 2010 at 11:08:49 PM PDT

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    •  This year (3+ / 0-)
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      Ellinorianne, JesseCW, miss SPED

      basic aid districts (those which are funded by property taxes) agreed to a give back to the state equivalent to the cuts to non-basic aid districts.

      It's not that simple, but it's too complex to describe in a comment.

      Most people assume that all basic aid districts are affluent, but that is not universally true. Some districts shift back and forth.

      But the reality is that there is a huge difference in resources among districts, and, as you note, even among schools in the same district.

      The situation in California right now in regard to funding for schools is dismal beyond words. Our per capita spending per student is one of the lowest in the nation, despite the fact that the cost of living is one of the highest.

      Solutions seem unattainable at the moment.

      We are about to be attacked by Al Qaeda. Wave flags if you have them. That always seems to scare them away. I'm kidding. - Kurt Vonnegut

      by not a cent on Sat Apr 10, 2010 at 11:31:04 PM PDT

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