I was recently asked why I was against school-vouchers. At the time I couldn't put my thoughts into words that a non-teacher would understand. I thought about it... my explanation is below.
What if you lived in a "failing" state? You wanted to stay in that state BUT you wanted all your taxes to be spent in the state of Florida instead of your state because you like the beach and Disney and oranges.
What if more and more people kept paying taxes but requested the money all be spent in Florida?
You know what happens?
Your state sucks and Florida gets voted best state ever.
Then Florida gets roads covered in Swarovski crystal while your state can't even fill a pot hole. People stop trying to better your state because the money is gone. Florida gets better and better, your state gets worse and worse, and they start filming post apocalyptic documentaries in your state because they are low budget films and your state already looks like it was hit by a Sharknado.