You may hear that only a small handful of people in the state understand how schools are funded. Parents are pretty smart and definitely motivated to learn how schools receive money, so we object to that comment. Funding is a large part of making opportunities possible for our children. Ninety percent of school districts are reliant on voter-approved local levies. Parents have been involved in these efforts and have had to learn more than they ever thought they would about school funding and taxes. Eevery day we keep learning!
Minnesota K-12 General Formula Funding History (chart through 2013, AMSD)
What does Minnesota spend money on? (graphic)