In our current educational systems we spend a lot of money on things that do not matter and we rely too heavily on state or federal funding. State and federal funding isn't always reliable, so why do we budget and plan on income that we may or may not get which sometimes leaves many districts operating in the red. We should do budget reviews to see where we are spending money and how we can cut back on funds that we do not need and reallocate funds to critical academic needs. We shouldn't budget funds that may or may not come. We should maximize the funds that are guaranteed and when those additional funds come, if they come, then that's great and we should allocate them to other critical academic areas.