Raising Money for Education: A Guide to the Property Tax

Raising Money for Education: A Guide to the Property Tax

by David H. Monk, Brian O. Brent
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803964064

ISBN-13: 9780803964068

Pub. Date: 09/09/1997

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Can we create a funding system that's fair to every school and every taxpayer? Or is this an impossible goal? That's the issue Monk and Brent raise. In this succinct volume, the authors offer an overview of the current trends in school funding sources, and they explain how the property tax system works. They examine the elements necessary to fair taxation and explore…  See more details below

Overview

Can we create a funding system that's fair to every school and every taxpayer? Or is this an impossible goal? That's the issue Monk and Brent raise. In this succinct volume, the authors offer an overview of the current trends in school funding sources, and they explain how the property tax system works. They examine the elements necessary to fair taxation and explore tax reform options that could bring in more dollars for education. This book provides real insights into the the issues surrounding how we get, and how we spend, the money for our schools. It delivers thoughtful, well-researched information for anyone who's interested in the future of public education and how we will fund it.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803964068
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/09/1997
Series:
Property Taxes Series
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Baseball, Apple Pie, and the Property Tax
About the Authors
1Where Does the Money Come From?1
2What Is a "Fair" Tax System?9
3How Should Education's Taxes Be Evaluated?20
4How Does the Property Tax Work?39
5Does Reforming the Property Tax Make Sense?80
6Should We Shift Away From the Local Property Tax?106
7What Other Ways Are There to Raise Revenues?120
8Recommendations for Generating School Revenues134
References137
Index141

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