In the case of Edgewood v. Kirby, the Texas Supreme Court declared the system of educational finance in Texas unconstitutional. The issue was considerable disparity in taxable property values among Texas school districts, ranging from $20,000 per student in the poorest school district to $14,000,000 per student in the wealthiest school district in 1985-86.
In the auto industry and elsewhere, corporate leaders are calling for national health insurance. They mistakenly believe that they can turn over the cost of their employee health care plans to the U.S. taxpayer. What they forget is that they also pay taxes. Under national health insurance, the nation's largest companies and their employees would pay more in national health insurance taxes than they currently pay for private health insurance.