ERIC Number: ED383106
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Study on the Generation of Revenues for Education. New York State Board of Regents. Final Report.
New York State Education Dept., Albany.
This document contains eight articles that offer a nonpartisan evaluation of the pros and cons associated with tax reforms. They were written by members of the Technical Study Group, which was established by the New York State Department of Education in 1994 to examine the generation of revenue for public education. The work of the study group comprises four broad categories: an overview and critique of the property tax as practiced in New York; proposals for reforming the real property tax; proposals for shifting tax burdens away from real property; and proposals for generating resources through improvements in the management of educational systems. Following the executive summary by David H. Monk, the contents include: (1) "Raising Revenues for New York's Public Schools: A Synthesis of Options for Policymakers" (David H. Monk); (2) "Discrepancies Between Ideal Characteristics of a Property Tax System and Current Practice in New York" (Dick Netzer and Robert Berne); (3) "Taxpayer Burden and Local Educational Finance in New York" (Hamilton Lankford and James Wycoff); (4) "Regional School Taxing Units: The Texas Experience" (Catherine Clark); (5) "Statewide Taxation of Nonresidential Property for Education: A Policy Proposal for New York State" (Helen F. Ladd and Edward W. Harris); (6) "Reducing Reliance on the School Property Tax: Rationales and Results" (Robert P. Strauss); (7) "Reducing Local School Property Taxes: Recent Experiences in Michigan" (C. Philip Kearney); and (8) "Finding Resources by Changing Management and Organization" (Allan Odden). The executive summary lists policy options for the consideration of New York State officials. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers: New York