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Poverty and Proficiency: the Cost of and Demand for Local Public Education

John M. Yinger

World Scientific Publishing, December 2020

Poverty and Proficiency: the Cost of and Demand for Local Public Education
This book covers a wide range of topics in education finance. It is designed to introduce the literature on education finance to scholars and prospective scholars and can be used as a textbook for a graduate-level education finance class. The topics in the book include the incidence of the property tax as a source of revenue for elementary and secondary education, how much more it costs to reach a state's education targets in a high-poverty school district than in a rich district, the design of state education aid programs, the impact of school quality on house values, the cost implications of school district consolidations, and the impact of state aid on school infrastructure.
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