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The US govt should increase its funding of elementary and/or secondary education

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Started: 4/11/2018 Category: Education
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
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Given the current situation of school funding across the nation, many schools would benefit from increased funding. The inequalities that exist across states and across counties leave some areas in extreme duress in terms of materials, facilities and quality teachers. If the federal government steps in and increases funding, that would be a measure to level the playing field across the nation and give under-performing schools more possibilities to succeed.


The Federal Government should not spend more on education. The Federal Government should stay out of it completely. It is unconstitutional for The Federal Government to be involved. I will present the tenth amendment as my evidence, "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people." In the Constitution the power originally granted to the states. Is is outlined what powers are given to The Federal Government in Article 9. There is no mention of public schooling or funding schooling. So it must be reserved by the states respectively.
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