In order to provide appropriate funding for public education, states must have adequate and consistent sources of revenue and use them properly. Translation: States need to have a fair system of taxation, and invest taxpayer dollars in the public schools attended by 90 percent of students. These are key issues that education voters must use to evaluate candidates running for governor. Want to learn more about which candidates in key governors races support tax fairness to bolster school funding? Check out this article by the National Education Association that provides some advice on ways to spot the good and bad in school funding proposals on funding schools is easy to spot.