Maxwell School, Syracuse University

Poverty and Proficiency:

The Cost of and Demand for Local Public Education

an e-book
by John Yinger

with contributions by:

Matthew Andrews

Robert J. Carroll

William D. Duncombe

Tae Ho Eom

Yue Hu

Helen F. Ladd

Anna Lukemeyer

Phuong Nguyen-Hoang

Kerri Ratcliffe

Bruce Riddle

Wen Wang

Pengju Zhang

Version 1.1  September 2015

 

 

 

Table of Contents

Part 1:  Introduction to the U.S. Federal System
 
Chapter 1.1 Introduction
   
Chapter 1.2. Bidding and Sorting (Chapter 5.1 from the e-book Housing and Commuting)
Chapter 1.3. Property Tax Capitalization (Chapter 5.2 from the e-book Housing and Commuting)
   
Part 2: The Property Tax
 
Chapter 2.1. Tae Ho Eom, William D. Duncombe, Phuong Nguyen-Hoang, and John Yinger. "The Unintended Consequences of Property Tax Relief: New York State's STAR Program," Education Finance and Policy, 2014 (Fall), pp. 446-480.
   
Chapter 2.2. Robert J. Carroll and John Yinger. "Is the Property Tax a Benefit Tax? The Case of Rental Housing,"  National Tax Journal, 1994, (June), pp. 295-316.
Part 3: Cost Functions for Public Education
Chapter 3.1. William D. Duncombe and John Yinger. "Are Education Cost Functions Ready for Prime Time? An Examination of their Validity and Reliability." Peabody Journal of Education: Issues of Leadership, Policy and Organizations, 2011, 86 (1), pp. 28-57.
   
Chapter 3.2. William D. Duncombe, Anna Lukemeyer and John Yinger. "The No Child Left Behind Act: Have Federal Funds Been Left Behind?" Public Finance Review, 2008 (July), pp.381-407.
   
Chapter 3.3. William D. Duncombe and John Yinger. "How Much More Does a Disadvantaged Student Cost?" Economics of Education Review, 2005, (October), pp. 513-532.
   
Chapter 3.4. William D. Duncombe, Anna Lukemeyer and John Yinger. "Financing an Adequate Education: A Case Study of New York." In Developments in School Finance: 2001-02, W.J. Fowler, Jr. (ed.), Washington D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics, 2003, pp.127-154.
 
Part 4: The Demand for Public Education
   
Chapter 4.1. Phuong Nguyen-Hoang, and John Yinger. "Education Finance Reform, Local Behavior, and Student Performance in Massachusetts." Journal of Education Finance, 2014, 39 (4), pp. 297-322..
 
Chapter 4.2. William D. Duncombe and John Yinger. "Making Do: State Constraints and Local Responses in California's Education Finance System." International Tax and Public Finance, 2011, (June), pp. 337-368.
Chapter 4.3 William D. Duncombe and John Yinger. "Financing Higher Student Performance Standards: The Case of New York State." Economics of Education Review, 2000, (October), pp. 363-386.
   
Chapter 4.4. William D. Duncombe and John Yinger. "Why Is It So Hard to Help Central City Schools?" Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 1997, (Winter), pp. 85-113.
   
Part 5: State Aid to Education
Chapter 5.1. John Yinger. "State Aid and the Pursuit of Educational Equity: An Overview." In Helping Children Left Behind: State Aid and the Pursuit of Educational Equity, J. Yinger (ed.), Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2004, pp. 3-57.
   
Chapter 5.2. William D. Duncombe and John Yinger. "School Finance Reform: Aid Formulas and Equity Objectives." National Tax Journal, 1998, (June), pp. 239-262.
   
Chapter 5.3. Helen F. Ladd and John Yinger. "The Case for Equalizing Aid." National Tax Journal, 1994, (March), pp. 211-224.
   
Chapter 5.4. Capitalization and Equalization: The Feedback Effects of Foundation Aid for Schools.” Working Paper, Center for Policy Research, 2002, (February).
   
 
Part 6: School District Consolidation
   
Chapter 6.1 William D. Duncombe and John Yinger, "The Benefits and Costs of School District Consolidation: What Recent Research Reveals about Potential Cost Savings." The School Administrator, 2010, (May), pp. 10-17.
[Available at:
http://www.aasa.org/SchoolAdministratorArticle.aspx?id=13218].
   
Chapter 6.2. William D. Duncombe and John Yinger. "Does School District Consolidation Cut Costs?"  Education Finance and Policy, 2007, (Fall), pp. 341-375
   
Chapter 6.3. William D. Duncombe, John Yinger, and Pengju Zhang. "How Does School District Consolidation Affect Property Values: A Case Study of New York." Public Finance ReviewForthcoming. Published on-line in 2014 as [doi:10.1177/1091142114524617].
Chapter 6.4. Yue Hu and John Yinger. "The Impact of School District Consolidation on Housing Prices.National Tax Journal, 2008, (December), pp. 609-633
Chapter 6.5. Matthew Andrews, William D. Duncombe, and John Yinger. "Revisiting Economies of Size in American Education: Are We Any Closer to a Consensus?" Economics of Education Review, 2002, (June), pp. 245-262.
   
Chapter 6.6. Kerri Ratcliffe, Bruce Riddle, and John Yinger. "The Fiscal Condition of School Districts in Nebraska: Is Small Beautiful?" Economics of Education Review, 1990, (January), pp. 81-99.
   
Part 7: School Infrastructure
Chapter 7.1 Wen Wang, William D. Duncombe, and John Yinger. "School District Responses to Matching Aid Programs for Capital Facilities: A Case Study of New York's Building Aid Program," National Tax Journal, 2011, (September), pp. 759-794.
   
Chapter 7.2 John Yinger. "Still Unknown: The Impact of School Capital on Student Performance." It's Elementary, 2012, (December).
Available at:
http://cpr.maxwell.syr.edu/efap/about_efap/ie/Dec12.pdf.
   
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