School Funding

When it is time to budget, government officials have much to decide.  Of course money is required for the police department, roads, and social welfare.  There are many ways to divide the tax revenue.  Many individuals will tend to concur that schooling and education is highly important.  The children that are in class these days are ultimately going to be our future work force of tomorrow.  Funding for school begins with offering different school programs and hiring good teachers.

If your kids goes to school, it is best to have their school receive the funds that it needs.  Schools need used textbooks for students to learn the material.  Extracurricular activities that include sports, language programs, and a lot of other organizations require money to exist.   Clubs can of course raise the funds themselves to aid in purchasing these goods, but its not always the most efficient way or the best way for that matter.  Raising money requires a lot of time and effort.   This takes away from the time that organizers have to setup the proper curriculum and planning.  Teachers have more than enough on their plate and should have to worry about where there is enough money for a program to continue.

Some people will debate that schools should be our very top priority.  The funds that are invested on education and its related programs will  be repaid back to our economy in the future.  There are a few that would believe that spending funds on education is a bad thing. However, there are some things to consider when spending a lot of money in the education system.  First and foremost, schools do not always spend their resource in the most efficient manner, which wastes valuable tax dollars in a time when the economy is not at doing well.  The schools will not cut costs and spend money efficiently if there is too much to go around.  Another point is that there are some folks that believe that schools should receive a lot of money, there comes a point when providing too many dollars in a particular area means that another program will be underfunded.  Since school is not the only area where tax revenues will contribute to this is a valid statement. It is up to our state government officials to decide what is best for our citizens.

The purpose of this post is to explain our government’s effort to improve the education system in the United States of America.  Even though our government has a lot on its plate, the positive effects of improving education through reform and funding is overwhelming favorable.  For a long time, schools in rich areas had a big advantage over other schools in poorer neighborhoods when comparing educational levels.  This has created a sense of urgency in the government to narrow the gap between education for the rich and the poor.  Ultimately, the goal is to improve education for everyone and in the end our economy will prosper for that.