Shown here : http://enlightennj.blogspot.com/2005/06/new-jersey-school-funding-compared-to.html In the example, poor districts had about 50% more spent per kid and, yet, the performance was dismal (50+% below proficient) compared to the middle and upper class performance (7% below proficient). That was English, Math was worse with a shocking 75% below proficient in the poor districts. It's not about money like the Libs try to say. It's about the kids and parents who care and value education. Nothing more, nothing less. Until it changes at home it won't change.