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Koh, Jonathan; Katsinas, Stephen G.; Bray, Nathaniel J. – Journal of Education Finance, 2019
This study examines patterns of state financing in public community colleges. The focus of the study is to not only show the disparities that exist across the 50 states in terms of fiscal capacity to provide funding for community colleges, but also in the effort that is exerted to fund community colleges. The study combines the Bureau of Economic…
Descriptors: State Aid, Educational Finance, Community Colleges, Fiscal Capacity
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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
Coe, Dennis Randal – ProQuest LLC, 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the extent to which the foundation program was an adequate and equitable funding mechanism for public schools in the state of Alabama. This study analyzed funding and academic data and evaluated adequacy and equity through the lenses of poverty, geographic location, local tax effort, and type of school…
Descriptors: Funding Formulas, Foundation Programs, Public Schools, Educational Equity (Finance)
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Campbell, Joseph; Romich, Eric – Journal of Extension, 2015
Increased development of wind farms in the U.S. has fostered debates surrounding the siting and support for the projects. Prior research demonstrates the importance of understanding the attitudes and opinions of community members when developing projects. This article reviews a case study of an Ohio community that integrated a local survey to…
Descriptors: Power Technology, Energy Education, Community Attitudes, Case Studies
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Attaran, Sharmin; Celik, Bilge Gokhan – International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore environmental attitudes and how such attitudes, when combined with a specific cost, can affect environmental behavior. Environmental attitudes are important to study due to the rising belief by building occupants that they are owed safe, healthy, environmentally responsible, and comfortable living…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Student Responsibility, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior
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Schlag, Paul A.; Yoder, Daniel G.; Sheng, Zhaohui – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2015
Beyond the standard definitions found in the dictionary, words commonly used in the recreation field have subtle, yet powerful connotations of which senders and receivers of information may not be consciously aware. These words elicit different conscious and subconscious reactions that likely bear significant consequences for recreation agencies…
Descriptors: Semantic Differential, Recreation, Leisure Time, Leisure Education
Groppel, Lance – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation examines the impact a Tax Ratification Election has on student achievement in Texas. Texas schools continue to struggle with shrinking budgets and increasing standards of student achievement (Equity Center, 2011). This study will provide greater insight into whether school districts that have completed a TRE have created a…
Descriptors: Finance Reform, Tax Effort, Academic Achievement, Elections
DiSalvo, Daniel – Center for State and Local Leadership, 2012
This November, California voters must decide two policy questions of great concern to public-sector unions. One is a tax hike to stave off further cuts to state spending (there are two versions on the ballot with a chance of passing). The other is a "paycheck protection" measure that would ban the practice of unions' deducting money from…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Activism, Unions, Public Sector
Ujifusa, Andrew – Education Week, 2013
As states consider increases to K-12 spending amid better economic conditions, governors on opposite sides of the partisan divide are proposing significantly different plans and arguments for the best ways to use new education aid. Two prime examples: Minnesota and Ohio, a pair of Midwestern states with chief executives intent on pumping more…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, State Aid, Funding Formulas
Sparks, Sarah D. – Education Week, 2012
The 1,000-student Allegheny Valley district in Pennsylvania boasts generations of alumni and a community so involved with the schools that high school graduation becomes an open celebration in downtown Springdale Borough. Yet the district hasn't asked for a tax increase in three years, and it is pushing out a message to older residents about…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Community Needs, Tax Effort, Population Distribution
Geier, Brett A. – School Business Affairs, 2012
During the past several years, school district personnel have faced an arduous task of convincing a local electorate--including those who are not directly associated with local schools--to increase its own tax rate. Convincing demographic groups that have a vital interest in improving school facilities can be an easier task. Parents who want to…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Tax Rates, Bond Issues, Tax Effort
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Koutsampelas, Christos; Tsakloglou, Panos – Education Economics, 2015
This paper examines the short-run distributional effects of publicly provided education services in Greece using static incidence analysis. Public education is found to be inequality-reducing but the progressivity of the system withers away as we move up to higher educational levels. We employ a framework of both relative and absolute inequality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Public Education, Articulation (Education)
Cavanagh, Sean – Education Week, 2011
Not long after he took office in January, California Governor Jerry Brown presented residents of his state with a simple, stark plan for correcting the state's massive budget imbalance. The Democrat called for making deep and painful cuts to programs across government, while sparing schools. To raise revenue, he proposed allowing the public to…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance, Tax Effort, Politics of Education
Mayer, Caroline E. – CURRENTS, 2011
It makes headlines nearly every day: U.S. cities, counties, and states are grappling with record budget shortfalls. Given the economic climate, many higher education administrators recognize that their institutions need to be more vocal and creative in providing and promoting the value they bring to their communities--not just to hold on to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Relations, Nonprofit Organizations, Economic Climate
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Alexander, F. King – Journal of Education Finance, 2011
A Maintenance of Effort (MOE) provision for higher education was first adopted in the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 and was included as a requirement for states to participate in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The information in this article was presented before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Paying for College, State Aid
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