…if Forbes is The Capitalist Tool™ maybe all the socioeconomically
deprived children (tired, poor, huddled masses yearning to breathe free; the wretched refuse of your teeming shore" – ie: "The Usual Suspects") are getting tooled?
Following in Taxes: BEST AND WORST SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR THE BUCK Forbes measures education outcome on the "bang for buck" scale, while Dan Walters in California by the Numbers: MARIN CHILDREN, NOT SURPRISINGLY, FARE THE BEST takes the argument to the next step: It is the parent's buck, not the taxpayers', that makes the difference.
To those who would argue that communities like Marin or Beverly Hills or San Marino - where the tax base is higher and an inordinate number of children attend private school an increased support to educate those fewer children who attend public schools is created: This is a fallacy!
In California he state collects the taxes and parcels out the Ed money based on the number of students in public school seats on Norm Day (In LAUSD Oct. 3 this year), the same for for "rich kids" as "poor kids". (The Federal government steps in and increases the allotment for "poor kids" under EISA Title I)
The money that rich folk pay in taxes that doesn't go for education their privately educated children goes into the state's general fund coffers - not for education! From a pure bean-counter standpoint state programs other than education benefit from private school students, drop outs and habitual truants. - smf