The Regressive State
A survey published in today's Birmingham News reveals that most Alabamian's identify education as by far the most important issue facing the state. Those surveyed also agree that finding additional funding for schools is critical to improving the quality of education. Furthermore, most respondants are of the opinion that sales taxes, as opposed to property or income taxes, are the most equitable and reliable source of such funding. The fact that these assertions are demonstrably false doesn't say much for educational levels in the state right now.