ERIC Number: ED221641
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
The Effect of Tuition Tax Credits on Urban Schools.
Casserly, Michael; Hunter, Bruce
Profiles of 65 urban American school systems are presented, showing that programmed and projected annual Federal per pupil expenditures in public and private schools between 1980-81 and 1984-85, as these would be affected by proposed Federal budget cuts and tuition tax credits for parents of private school students to equalize Federal aid to public and private schools by 1984-85, will actually generate substantial inequities. It is emphasized that, while current proposals may result in comparable Federal support for public and private schools within 5 years, the bulk of public school subsidies will be for food, while most of private school subsidies will go to instruction. Considering instructional subsidies alone, it is maintained that proposed funding pattern changes will lead to a 50 percent decrease in per pupil aid in public schools over the 5-year period. By 1984-85, private school pupils are expected to be receiving three times more than what public school pupils will receive in Federal subsidies for instruction. The report discusses arguments presented by proponents of tuition tax credits in the light of expected patterns of new spending, and holds that the tax credit proposals are unfair to the poor, minorities, and public schools. (MJL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Federal Aid, Private Schools, Public Policy, Public Schools, Resource Allocation, Tax Credits, Urban Areas
Coalition for Public Education, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20005 ($10.00).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools, Washington, DC.; American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.