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Males, Mike; Washburn, Maureen – Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice, 2020
In November 2020, Californians will vote on Proposition 20 ("Prop 20"), a ballot initiative that would roll back key elements of the state's recent justice reforms, including Public Safety Realignment, Proposition 47, and Proposition 57 (AB 109, 2011; Prop 47, 2014; Prop 57; 2016; SOS, 2018). In recent years, the Center on Juvenile and…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Justice
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Ron Balsera, Maria; Klees, Steven J.; Archer, David – Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, 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…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Taxes, Justice, Equal Education
Sweet, Richard – European Training Foundation, 2018
This handbook aims at helping policy makers and social partners to look at the issues involved in financing work-based learning programmes--programmes that are part of formal vocational education and training and combine learning in the workplace with learning in the classroom--and to make better choices between the policy options that face them…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Work Experience Programs, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
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Chung, Hwan Il; Duncombe, William; Yinger, John – Education Finance and Policy, 2018
A major feature of the school finance landscape over the last two decades has been the reform of state school finance systems. Using the case of Maryland's Bridge to Excellence in Public Schools Act, this paper extends the current literature by developing a conceptual framework for residential bidding and sorting and using it to estimate housing…
Descriptors: State Aid, Finance Reform, Real Estate, Educational Finance
Kittel, Jane L. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
Wisconsin state aid funding to the Technical College Districts decreased 30% in the fiscal year 2011-2012. At Northcentral Technical College (NTC), this reduction decreased state aid revenue from $6.8 million in fiscal year 2010-2011 to $4.7 million in fiscal year 2011-2012. This quantitative study analyzed the impact of declining state resources…
Descriptors: Two Year Colleges, Technical Institutes, Retrenchment, State Aid
Wang, Jianjun – Online Submission, 2017
In Fiscal Year 2015-16, the California Children and Families Act has appropriated an average of $440 per child from the state tobacco tax revenue to support early development of children ages 0-5. Based on the proportion of live births in each county, First 5 Kern administered over $10 million of the state funding to support 41 programs in Child…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, State Programs, State Aid, Tax Allocation
Phi Delta Kappan, 2016
Why school? The 48th Annual PDK Poll of the Public's Attitudes Toward the Public Schools included questions about the purpose of schooling, standards, homework, school funding, and parents' relationships with their schools. The 2016 poll, which was conducted by Langer Research Associates, was based on a telephone poll of 1,221 adults during April…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Public Schools, Role of Education, Academic Standards
Wang, Jianjun – Online Submission, 2013
Scientific discoveries repeatedly confirmed the importance of brain growth during the first 5 years of child life. To support early childhood development, California voters passed Proposition 10 in 1998 to collect a 50 cent per pack tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. Kern County Children and Families Commission (First 5 Kern) was…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Brain, School Readiness
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Sweetland, Scott R. – Educational Considerations, 2012
Superintendents and other school administrators live with tensions in political economy. The voting public believes school funding is fixed when the economy expands and new state programs are introduced. Administrators are publicly criticized when, strained for resources, their schools cannot perform within the "do more with less" paradigm. This…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Public Schools, State Programs, Politics of Education
Schneider, Mark; Klor de Alva, Jorge – American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 2011
Many more factors figure into the cost of a bachelor's degree than just tuition. Depending on the type of college or university, as well as its level of selectivity, taxpayers may contribute a substantial tax subsidy or, in rare cases, receive a moderate net "profit" per bachelor's degree. It is important to consider all of the costs and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Costs, Educational Finance, Paying for College
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Evans, G. R. – Higher Education Review, 2011
In November 2010, the British Government, modifying one of the proposals in the Browne Report published in October, decided to allow English universities to charge tuition fees of up to 9,000 British Pounds, while removing almost all the public funding previously provided in the form of a block grant. This had consequences the Government should…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Federal Government, Educational Finance
McNeil, Michele – Education Week, 2008
Florida voters' overwhelming approval last week of a constitutional amendment slashing their property taxes--and potentially costing schools millions of dollars in funding--illustrates the vexing trade-offs policymakers nationwide face in trying to reduce one of the most unpopular of all taxes. While lower tax bills may make homeowners happy, they…
Descriptors: Taxes, Tax Allocation, Educational Finance, School Districts
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Amegashie, J. Atsu – Journal of Economic Education, 2009
The author makes a pedagogical contribution to optimal income taxation. Using a very simple model adapted from George A. Akerlof (1978), he demonstrates a key result in the approach to public economics and welfare economics pioneered by Nobel laureate James Mirrlees. He shows how incomplete information, in addition to the need to preserve…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Microeconomics, Taxes, Income
Carl, Jim – Praeger, 2011
This book reveals that, far from being the result of a groundswell of support for parental choice in American education, the origins of school vouchers are seated in identity politics, religious schooling, and educational entrepreneurship. As the most radical form of "school choice," vouchers remain controversial in education today. The U.S.…
Descriptors: Parochial Schools, Community Schools, Freedom, Racial Segregation
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Holme, Jennifer Jellison; Diem, Sarah – Peabody Journal of Education, 2015
This article examines the first regional governance reform in public education, created in the Omaha, Nebraska metropolitan area in 2007. The legislation creating this regional reform, which is called the Learning Community, established a regional governing body, the Learning Community Coordinating Council, consisting of an elected 21-member…
Descriptors: Governance, Regional Programs, Case Studies, Educational Administration
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