Wisconsin Scrutinizes School Funding

Wisconsin's system of direct state aid combined with property taxes for school funding has led to an arcane system with built-in inequalities, according to some critics. The state provides for two-thirds of local schools' costs, with property taxes making up the balance and revenue caps, leaving some poorer school districts to charge as much as three times the property-tax rate of more affluent communities.

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