FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LOW-WEALTH SCHOOL DISTRICTS - PERCEPTIONS AND CONSEQUENCES OF HIGH LOCAL-TAXES FOR EDUCATION GOVERNANCE

Citation
Dh. Monk et al., FISCAL ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LOW-WEALTH SCHOOL DISTRICTS - PERCEPTIONS AND CONSEQUENCES OF HIGH LOCAL-TAXES FOR EDUCATION GOVERNANCE, Educational policy, 12(1-2), 1998, pp. 19-30
Citations number
2
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Education & Educational Research
Journal title
ISSN journal
0895-9048
Volume
12
Issue
1-2
Year of publication
1998
Pages
19 - 30
Database
ISI
SICI code
0895-9048(1998)12:1-2<19:FAFLSD>2.0.ZU;2-I
Abstract
Low wealth localities pose special challenges to centralized officials seeking to raise pupil performance. Similarly, there are concerns abo ut the effects of high local tares on the ability and willingness of l ocalities to respond positively to centrally developed increased perfo rmance standards. The New York State Board of Regents recently funded a study that examines decision making processes and accountability mec hanisms within low wealth and high taxation school districts. In this article, the authors report what has been learned from this study abou t these districts. They place their findings in the larger context of what needs to be known about the use of indicator data to improve the accountability of schooling units. The research offers insights into h ow communities cope with exceptionally limited wealth bases and the at tendant upward pressures on local tax rates. The article concludes wit h a discussion about implications.