Public School Funding in America: Mass inequalities, underfunded, getting worse. Let's fix it

Do they make any location adjustments? E.g. one generally has to pay more to attract the same talent in a high cost-of-living area.

Even here in Michigan, where the state doles out a set quantity per pupil, we residents still continue to support our schools to different degrees via property taxes, typically, via bond issues for facilities. The means that a lot of the facility costs don’t have to come from the per capita state funding, thus my school district is still superior to, say, Detroit Public Schools.

Given that we voters willingly pass these millage requests, I don’t see this as a problem at all, even if it means someone, somewhere, has a worse school. We’re not a nation of clones, a state of clones, or even a county of clones. Local rule is important.