There are some improvements in education that can be made that will not require more money. I have taught in very rural south Georgia since 1971. If a student, think your child, reaches 3rd grade and cannot read well that child will not do well in school. Over my last 7 years I taught the most at-risk readers in our county. One year I taught only 2nd grade BOYS who were not on grade level. So successful and so illegal. Another year we tried grouping the lowest kids together; they were all one race. Also, successful and illegal. And during these last 20 years, the money flows to the at-risk student and away from the intellectually gifted. I say to each student according to his NEED and not his race, sex, IQ, or federal regulation.