Huge and Uneven


How many other enterprises in the United States have annual budgets of more than $560 billion? Boards of education are in a class by themselves and few citizens seem aware that these entities—controlled by a handful of their neighbors—oversee so much money. Many people don’t realize as they pay their local taxes that the greatest portion of the bill underwrites the public schools. It matters not whether a household uses those schools or ever used the schools.


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