MSNBC Hosts Ali Velshi and Katy Tur advocated "spreading the wealth" for a better school system while discussing the Los Angeles teachers strike while hosting MSNBC on Wednesday.
Velshi said schools need more money to ensure better education in the future.
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"We have thought that, if you just keep on defunding schools, it will adjust itself, class sizes will get a little larger but everybody will just manage," he said.
"You can't begrudge a parent for wanting to take their child out of a school and putting them into another one if they can afford it," Tur said. "But at the same time, a rising tide lifts all boats, in the community and the school in the community, and spreading the wealth."
"Yep, you're preaching to the choir," Velshi said in agreement.
According to a recent report from the Guardian, the United States spends an average of $16,268 a year per student, above the global average of $10,759. Even though the U.S. spends more, however, it still falls far behind countries like Canada, Germany, and South Korea in education.
Tur also said there is an issue with trickle down economics. Velshi again nodded in agreement saying trickle down has been proven not to work.