ERIC Number: ED094897
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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Equity in Financing Primary and Secondary Education--A Midwestern Example.
Flora, Jan L.
Like all capitalist nations which have gone through a development process, the United States has relied partly on the rural-to-urban transfer of resources for the growth of an industrialized urban complex. The existence of a market-dominated rural sector and a noncompetitive (administered-price) urban sector has resulted in a major transfer of capital while the adoption of labor-saving technology within the farm sector has resulted in vast quantities of human migration. Because this rural-to-urban flow has also been affected by the educational system, this paper focuses on educational finances and migration of educated persons from rural areas in Kansas. Discussed are: geographic (rural-to-urban) transfers; an analysis of paying ability with respect to rural vs. urban counties and socioeconomic and occupational groups; and the effects of various statewide taxing schemes. Tabular data cover six groups of Kansas counties (most rural, moderately rural, slightly rural, slightly urban, moderately urban, and most urban) for: per capita revenues from county and outside sources; annual per pupil educational costs and losses due to out-migration; per capita indicators of property taxes and paying ability; effective rates of income, sales, and property taxes paid according to individuals' adjusted gross income; difference between the average cost per pupil and the per pupil revenue generated had the State imposed a statewide taxing scheme; and per pupil State aid under old and new formulae. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Agricultural Experiment Station.
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas