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Government funding and quality of education should not be predicated on property taxes or the community that a student lives in. There are as many or more individuals with children attending public schools and otherwise who pay income taxes and are renters who could share the costs across the board of adequately and equally funding public education for all schools (and all else that is traditionally funded by property taxes). Eliminating property taxes and securing those funds via a slight hike in income taxes for all workers would mean that students attending traditionally underprivileged public schools would be privileged to the same quality of education as students who have traditionally lived in communities with the “best” schools, so to speak, and all homeowners would actually own their homes once they have paid for them.

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