If a primary purpose of our public schools now is to develop competent workers, shouldn’t those businesses pay a portion of our education costs?
Right now the local portion of the costs are paid through property taxes.
If businesses are beneficiaries of our investment in education shouldn’t they help pay the bill?
Could they pay based upon their number of employees?
Would a percentage of the total payroll be more appropriate as a way to recognize the earning power created in our schools?
Some may consider these to be absurd alternatives to our present system.
We need to do something to fix our financing system for education.
We deserve better