Source: Education Week

While the economy has been going strong in recent years, school funding has not caught up. And with 36 governors up for re-election next month, along with two-thirds of legislative seats across the states, the topic has been a hot one on the campaign trail this season. As a result, there is more of an appetite among the public, and even among candidates, for infusing school coffers with new tax revenues, a once-taboo subject for many. Hawaii, for example, is considering its first-ever property tax to address a teacher shortage amid sky-high housing prices. In this video, Education Week reporters Daarel Burnette and Kavitha Cardoza walk you through some of the school funding issues and debates dominating key campaigns.