Research by Ross Rubenstein and Nick Warner on Georgia’s special purpose local option sales tax for education (trends and policy considerations), is highlighted in at least two recent news articles.
Saporta Report: GSU report examines popular ESPLOST as U.S. education secretary mulls school funding
AJC: “ESPLOST helps metro Atlanta schools more than others, study… more »
Carolyn Bourdeaux, director of the Center for State and Local Finance, is quoted in an Atlanta-Journal Constitution article about Fulton County Schools’ fiscal strides as Georgia continues to rebound from the recession.
Read the article.
Read Bourdeaux’s blog post on the state budget.
Brand-new schools, technology upgrades, and classroom additions are among the many sought-after items that school leaders consistently look to fund. But, finding effective solutions to meet pressing needs is not easy.
Traditionally, districts have used debt financed with property taxes to fund school construction and upgrades. But, ESPLOST, or special purpose local option sales tax… more »
Public finance careers can start any number of ways. For Usha Rackliffe, she also wanted to be a journalist.
In an Emory University profile of the professor, Rackliffe explains that listening to radio news was a big part of why she left India to pursue journalism and experience a new culture.
“The radio was… more »