Opinion: Education should be a national priority, not a state burden

| April 1, 2015

March 31, 2015 • By Harper Neidig • The State Press

The rhetoric of public education discussion largely revolves around the debate of whether or not schools need more funding. This simple dichotomy ignores is the more pressing issue of inequality that pervades our public school system. In the U.S., the quality of a public education is largely dependent on the wealth of the school district.

In most countries, education spending is either distributed equally or directed to disadvantaged communities. But our education system goes to great lengths to provide more resources to the students who already have a head start in life.

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