The Laguna Beach Unified School District has an inequitable funding problem similar to the one faced by the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District, which seeks to distribute money donated by wealthier parents to less well-off campuses.
Enthusiastic parents in my district collect millions for our already incredibly wealthy school district. I routinely propose sharing our funds with our much less wealthy neighbors in Santa Ana, but this suggestion is met with either blank stares or nervous laughter.
This is a reflection of our country as a whole, where a growing concentration of wealth is increasingly in the hands of a few. Instead of a more equitable distribution of both wealth and opportunity and all boats rising, wealthy people no longer feel a responsibility to help the rest of the population.