I think we can all agree that educating the youngins, benefits us all, whether they are ours or not. If the 20 and 30 somethings had to pay the whole tab for their kids, more would be on the streets and uneducated. Then we would pay for more police, social programs, etc. However, I also think we can sympathize that our school system is grossly inefficient and wasteful. Schools themselves often agree, as they are required to comply with mandates, when good teachers feel they could do better on their own. The only vehicle that schools have to raised the money to comply with state and federal mandates is property taxes. The system is broken.