You can Google this. No one before me has noticed a significant fact of history.
The California Supreme Court ruled in 1971 that the local funding mechanism of California, that relied on property taxes for education was unconstitutional because it resulted in great variation in the quality of schools based on the wealth of the geography.
The case, called Serrano v Priest, was brought by a friend of mine, Sid Wolinsky. This was a monumental case. The outcome has been a complete Lefty failure.
Today, 40 years later, the entire funding for schools K-12 comes from State revenue, just the outcome Serrano prescribed. Part of this was because of a tax revolt in 1978 that forced schools to rely on State funding when local property tax was severely cut back.
Are the schools in California more equitable or better than 1970?
No. No way. The Serrano Lefty idea was that unequal distribution of money creates unequal educational outcomes. Wrong.
Students' culture creates unequal outcomes in education.