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Document Number: 9287

How Public Education Benefits From the Tax Code - This background paper is intended to serve as a companion to the CEP report, Get the Federal Government Out of Education? That Wasn’t the Founding Fathers’ Vision. That report discusses the historical foundations and current purposes of the federal role in education. This paper goes into more detail about an issue mentioned briefly in the other report—the financial benefits that education incurs from special federal tax provisions for individual taxpayers, particularly the deduction for state and local taxes. (Center on Education Policy, 2011)...

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