Equitable School Funding– How can school districts best achieve equitable funding and how do states best pay for such reforms?

The exclusion of an educations clause in the U.S. Constitution has resulted in the subsequent creation of state-based and state-controlled systems of public education and, with them, state-specific school funding plans. Reaserch on these systems reveals that no two systems are the same (Augenblick, 2001) with each reflecting the unique evolution of these plans with the context of each state's unique history. In an age when a student educated in one region my grow up, work, and raise a family anywhere in the country, it is not unreasonable to assure that an excellent and equitable education is accessible to all.