ERIC Number: EJ1163794
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Financing Education: Why Should Tax Justice Be Part of the Solution?
Ron Balsera, Maria; Klees, Steven J.; Archer, David
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v48 n1 p147-162 2018
This forum seeks to problematise issues related to the lack of resources to adequately finance public education systems. It explores potential solutions based on increased domestic resource mobilisation through progressive taxation in order to meet the growing financing gap needed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4. While many governments in poor countries are already demonstrating a strong commitment to funding education, the papers will argue that they could raise more money by broadening their tax base--for example, by reducing the prevalence of harmful tax incentives or tackling tax avoidance. Steven Klees's contribution examines the proposals made by the International Commission on Financing Global Education Opportunity as well as the potential for global taxation mechanisms to be used to finance the education and other SDGs. David Archer argues that SDG4 requires a rebuilding of confidence in the capacity of governments to finance good-quality public education through progressive taxation. Finally, Maria Ron Balsera's contribution uses Pakistan, Ghana, Kenya and Uganda as case studies to analyse the effect of the inadequate financing of education and to explore sustainable and equitable solutions.
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Taxes, Justice, Equal Education, Public Education, Tax Allocation, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Sustainable Development, Government Role, Case Studies, Global Approach
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Pakistan; Ghana; Kenya; Uganda
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