during this time by 109 positions. Officials there argue that a loss of students, without a corresponding reduction in "fixed" costs, is causing financial troubleseven though Holland receives over 2,000 more per student in 2001 than it did in 1994. Virginia had already transferred its claim to lands northwest of the Ohio River to the new Federal government in 1784, limiting potential state revenue from land sales. Elected officials who need to raise revenue through taxes in order to provide services to voters need to identify the pockets of wealth, in order to extract funds from the rich and re-allocate those dollars according to priorities defined by the elected officials. Northern Virginia has high capacity to raise revenue, due to the relatively high salaries (the basis for income taxes sent to the state) and high property values (the basis for real and personal property taxes sent to local cities and counties). The first component is how much the state will contribute towards that educational cost.
In some states, where school districts were run on the county level, costs could be shared between rich and poor districts by combining and integrating them, especially after, brown. Yet despite exorbitant spending in Jefferson, district officials asked taxpayers to fund a 13-mill property tax that would have kept property taxes well above the state per-pupil average (Jefferson's property tax levy on a per-pupil basis was at 6,542 in 1999, while the state average. That's why Michigan citizens are hit with a never-ending "more money" drumbeat from the MEA. . See, descriptions of Funding Systems Arranged by State.
Theyre just practical responses to stimuli. According to the National Conference of state Legislatures, States provide structure, equality, fiscal accountability, stability and support to the public education systems per state. That required taxes on other property (primarily land) to remain high. If that logic sounds ridiculous or offensive, think how reasonable it sounds when were talking about child-support. There is a second component of cost for debt service and overrides for Prescott Unified School District which is fully funded by the local taxpayers on the Secondary Assessed Valuation. Revenues for public schooling since 1995 have increased by more than 50 percent, from 4,200 to 6,500 per studentdouble the inflation rate. But in states like Connecticut, with deeper histories of public schooling, there were hundreds of separate districts, and it was much more difficult to combine them or to equalize funding across them. There simply is no bright correlation between funding-per-pupil and test scores. The "First Families of Virginia" steered tax dollars and allocated colonial resources - especially land - to benefit those who were already wealthy. As Kozol talks about in his book, racial inequality, school infrastructure, as well as neighborhoods, play a big factor in who gets funded more or less. "Federal Role in Education". Proposal A cut property taxes by one-third, but increased sales and use taxes by 50 percent.
Property Taxes and School Funding