When you pay your taxes, they go to the state government, and a certain amount is allotted to the state's Department of Education. Each school district receives a certain amount of money per student enrolled that comes from the state Department of Education. This amount can vary based on the number of students in the state and the amount received in taxes. In our state, the Department of Ed has reduced the amount of funding per student regularly over the last five years, leaving schools with a smaller and smaller budget. The district does not receive funding any for homeschooled students as they are not enrolled and do not attend classes. Allowing them to participate in things like athletics costs the district money for which they are not reimbursed, as the taxes are paid to the state and not to the school district. So although you are right that those parents are paying taxes to support education, by choosing to out of public education they have removed their child's access to that funding which would otherwise be there for them.
Originally Posted by KC's wifey
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