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The Progress of Education Reform: Who Pays the Tab for K-12 Education? PDF - The purpose of careful selection of wealth measures in funding formulas is to ensure that state funding is directed toward those districts that cannot afford to fund public education. This issue of The Progress of Education Reform examines why measuring a district's wealth by property values alone can be a problem. (Michael Griffith, ECS, August 2013)...

From the ECS State Policy Database: Finance--Taxes/Revenues - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Finance--Student Fees - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

From the ECS State Policy Database: Finance--Taxes/Revenues--Alternative Revenues - This policy database—updated weekly—is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States....

Survey of Selected States with Property Tax Policies That Provide Tax Relief to Homeowners MS Word - Several states in recent years have enacted policies that provide tax relief to property owners based on specific criteria. Tax exemptions may be available to seniors, veterans or disabled persons. Other exceptions may be homestead exemptions or assessment caps. Data is presented on nine randomly selected states. (Michael Griffith, ECS StateNotes, Education Commission of the States, 2001)...

Impact of School Finance Reform on Resource Equalization and Academic Performance: Evidence from Michigan - Michigan radically altered its school finance system in 1994, significantly increasing state aid to the lowest-spending school districts and limiting future increases in spending in the highest-spending ones.This effectively abolished local discretion over school spending. This was quite successful in reducing interdistrict spending disparities. There was a positive effect on the student performance in the lowest-spending districts but negative effect on student performance in the highest-spending districts. (Association of School Finance and Policy, May 2011)...

National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) – Education Finance Statistics Center - NCES is the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education. The finance center provides information about education revenues and expenditures in all 50 states....

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) – Budget & Tax - This "tax page" from NCSL provides important and continuously updated information on state taxes and revenues....


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