Thanks to Liberal Busy Bodies
The Brookings Institute has a paper explaining how it came to be and how it works.
In a nutshell ... thanks to activist courts and public pressure groups motivated to impose their politically correct views on racial equality ... federal courts can be forced to mandate states governments to increase funding. The amount of funding provided is arbitrarily set by the court. The recipient municipal divisions are in no way held accountable. The money gets wasted by the same incompetents and trough hogs. The taxpayer gets screwed.
Minnesota ... is currently being set up by their own avaricious education bureaucrats and the legal sharks are circling the soon to be bloodied feeding ground of the taxpaying citizenry.
A cautionary tale of how the consequences of "progressive fixes" imposed on systems always end up in a clusterf@zzle. Just ask yourself whether the last 50 years of progressive experimentation in our education system has made a better system. Are we just being forced to spend more money on ideas, programs and people that do not work?
This is why we here in Canada we need to take steps to get our own education system under control.