Quick question and please excuse my ignorance on the subject. Here in Chicago our schools are funded by local property taxes. Which to me has is causing much of the inequality in school system. For example the schools in the poorer part of the city where the property taxes are lower or not paid due to vacant houses or low accessment or whatever are in ruins. In seems like a screwed up way to fund a school system. I agree with Thom about a progressive property tax system but what would that do with our already ailing school systems amd other services funded by local property taxes?