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Preferences for School Finance Systems: Voters Versus Judges

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  • Campbell, Colin D.
  • Fischel, William A.

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Questions the rationale behind judicial review of school finance schemes adopted by legislatures that are influenced by "property-rich" communities, and examines voter preference in the failed 1992 gubernatorial campaign of a New Hampshire legislator who ran on a property tax and school reform finance platform after in narrowly failed in the legislature.

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Article provided by National Tax Association in its journal National Tax Journal.

Volume (Year): 49 (1996)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
Pages: 1-15

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Handle: RePEc:ntj:journl:v:49:y:1996:i:no._1:p:1-15

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  1. Card, David & Payne, A. Abigail, 2002. "School finance reform, the distribution of school spending, and the distribution of student test scores," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 83(1), pages 49-82, January.

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