Throwing more money at government-run schools makes no sense to me. There's a far better option for wealthy individuals if they want to make a real difference in the lives of children. Rather than feeding a political system dedicated to assorted special interests, they should give to private schools, especially parochial schools, such as Catholic and Lutheran schools.
I spelled it out as a subplot in Root of All Evil? A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel. Consider the chapter that follows:
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