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Money Issues Hamper Progress In Some School Districts

What does school funding look like as we gaze off into the future? (Michael Price | Flatland)

What’s the best way to ensure that future generations get the best education possible? For many people, the answer is simple: money.

More specifically, these proponents argue that additional funding must go toward attracting and retaining quality teachers — arguably the most important component of the education system.

The problem, however, is that school funding is tied so closely to local property values. That means school districts in rural and urban areas are often at a disadvantage because their tax base is limited.

Some Kansas City-area districts have found workarounds to limited funding, but are they long-term solutions?

Take Note is Kansas City PBS’s multi-year education reporting project. In this season, we are examining all aspects of the school of the future. Keep an eye on the website and join the conversation at #TakeNoteKC.