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ERIC Number: EJ1006213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0146-9282
But Where Will the Money Come from? Experts' Views on Revenue Options to Implement "Campaign for Fiscal Equity v. State of New York"
Zaken, Osnat; Olson, Jeffery
Educational Considerations, v40 n2 p13-20 Spr 2013
In 2003, the New York State Court of Appeals, the highest court in New York, upheld a trial court decision that funding for public education in New York City was unconstitutional and decreed that the state needed to increase operating aid to school districts by $5.6 billion per year ("Campaign for Fiscal Equity, Inc. v. State of New York 2003"). Subsequently, the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy published a quantitative study, "Achieving Adequacy: Tax Options for New York in the Wake of the CFE Case" (Cabalquinto and Gardner 2005). The qualitative study described in this article serves as a complement by consulting a group of experts for recommendations on the best revenue options for New York to generate this level of new education funding. Specifically, this study was guided by three research questions: (1) How should New York State increase funding for New York City public schools; (2) What share should come from the state, and what from the city; and why should the state raise revenue through one mechanism or another? To answer these questions, the authors interviewed 12 experts knowledgeable about economics, public policy, politics, finance, commerce, and governance, and familiar with education funding in both New York City and the state. Public finance theory guided the framework analysis. (Contains 1 figure and 4 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York