A guy I work with and I were debating whether people with children should be the only ones to have to pay taxes for public schools. Since the people with no kids don't use the schools, why should they pay for it? But, will the community value go down because of lack of funding for schools? Noone wants to move into an area that has bad schools, so only the poor will move in, thus depreciating the value of the neighborhood. But, it's already that way anyways...There are good and bad school districts and good or bad neighborhoods...and they are always in the same geographical location. Despite the fact that everyone is paying the school taxes equally, regardless of children. So, by this reasoning...all you have to do is raise the taxes for schooling in an area and it will become a nicer area than it once was...or will it become a ghost town? What are your opinions on me (no kids) having to pay for my neighbors kid to get an education?