It's a complicated problem for sure. Bottom line though is if the families value education, the kids will learn. If they don't, all the money in the world won't change things. As for troublemakers, i don;t reallycare where they send them. It seems obvious to me that one or two thugs can ruin an entire year for a class of kids who do want to learn. Most kids are followers. Get rid of the troublemakers and most will get with the program. Liberals seem to have an obsession with lowering everything to the lowest common denominator. They sacrifice the many to try in vain to save the dysfunctional. That mayb e a noble sentiment, but it's a lousy way to run a school system.