Could school funding be tied into standardized testing? It is in Florida, but makes no sense. The lower performing schools get less funds while the A rated schools get the most. Our friend teaches in a D/F school and loves her kids, ready to learn (1st grade) but a box of crayons is a luxury. She solicits her friends to help out her class. Meanwhile, overfunded A schools have parents who flood the teachers with supplies, gift cards, etc all the tools needed for the year as well as constantly volunteering. I would say the scales of justice (or funding) are tipped way to much when it comes to funding based on standardized testing schools. Really makes no sense.