ERIC Number: ED443189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Indiana School Funding Symposium. Alternative Tax Structures for Indiana's Schools: Implication for School Funding. Summary of Symposium Proceedings (Indianapolis, Indiana, June 22, 1998).
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Attendees at the symposium did not agree that Indiana has a tax problem, and discussion about eliminating property taxes and establishing an alternative tax structure seemed inconsistent to many who participated. Attendees felt they did not have a clear sense of the objectives for a new tax plan. They were open, however, to continuing discussion, and expressed a need for more data and research to improve their understanding about various policy options. Key topics that participants want additional information on include the following: replacement fund (What is it? What goes into it?); equity (What are some definitions for equity? How do they fit with definitions and criteria of adequate funding?); local control (What are the implications of policy options for local control?); and other states' experiences (What lesson can be learned from other states that have instituted, or attempted to institute, alternative tax structures? How much and what kinds of information do voters want to guide them in their decision making?) (DFR)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana