This week on the Down East Journal, disparities are becoming apparent on what role tourism and property value plays in how schools are funded. We detail a new study which finds stark gaps in school funding between rural areas inland and wealthier counties along the coast. Plus, we get an update on the Carolina Museum Of The Marine project in Jacksonville from its new Executive Director. And, artifacts from Blackbeard’s flagship the Queen Anne’s Revenge will be on display next weekend. There’s an open house event at the conservation lab in Greenville.