ERIC Number: ED458176
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Tax Cut Legislation: What's Fair? Lesson Plan.
Foundation for Teaching Economics, Davis, CA.
Front and center in 2001 domestic policy debates is President George W. Bush's proposed tax relief plan. The U.S. federal tax is a progressive tax code, predicated on the assumption that "people who are most able to pay should pay the most." A progressive tax system makes an individual's tax bill increase faster than his/her income. The lesson contains an article, "The Effect of Progressive Tax Codes" (Bill Ahern), that considers the effect of progressive tax codes. The lesson plan then poses questions about President Bush's proposal, using Ahern's article as a basis, and provides several activities in calculating taxes. The lesson provides questions for class discussion and gives answers for teacher reference. (BT)
Descriptors: Economics Education, Federal Legislation, High Schools, Social Studies, Tax Rates, Taxes
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foundation for Teaching Economics, Davis, CA.