ERIC Number: ED265613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
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A State-Wide Study of Financial Issues Affecting Tennessee Public Schools.
Peach, Larry E.; Reddick, Thomas L.
A sample of teachers, principals, supervisors, superintendents, school board members, and county commissioners across Tennessee responded to questionnaires concerning funding patterns and revenue sources for public education. Except for the commissioners, who are the funding agents for school systems in Tennessee and are responsible for setting tax rates, all groups were dissatisfied with present funding levels for education. The respondents supported raising funds through parimutuel betting, and through alcohol and tobacco products, retail sales, and severance taxes. General support was indicated for increasing funding of basic skills instruction and teacher salaries (indexed to the cost of living), providing programs for the gifted and talented, and reducing teacher-pupil ratios. Reactions were mixed regarding expending monies for athletics, bands, extracurricular activities, and the elimination of the need for school fund-raising activities. The respondents also split over support for income taxes and for legislation allowing local school boards to set school tax rates. (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Tennessee