Here's the situation: Suppose you're a parent who is trying to understand the way money is allocated on a per-student basis in California. What you'd like to understand is this: How much money, on average, is spent per-student in each school district in California?
And, you'd like to see the historic trends since 1990.
Challenge: You're looking for an assembly of data for all the California school districts, per-student spend, per year. Ideally, you'd like a graph that lets you compare your school district with all the others in the state.
Yes, I know you can buy such data. But your challenge is to do this little research task on a typical school budget.. which is to say, for free.
Start your search engines!