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  1. Is Location Fate?

    Distributional Aspects of Schooling
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Eric Hanushek

    Eric A. Hanushek analyzes the impact of human capital on economic outcomes, arguing that cognitive skills are a better measure of human capital than years of schooling. He focuses on urban schools...

  2. School Quality, School Choice, and Residential Mobility

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Eric Brunner

    Eric J. Brunner reviews two areas of research concerning the link between residential location and school quality: (1) the long-standing and growing literature on the effects of a residentially based...

  3. Not by the Hand of Horace Mann

    How the Quest for Land Value Created the American School System
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014

    This paper by William A. Fischel is an economic history of K–12 education and the structure of school districts. As the second part of the title suggests, Fischel argues that land or property values...

  4. The Future Role of the Property Tax in the Funding of K12 Education in the United States

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014

    This paper reviews the role of the property tax in funding K–12 education. At present, local and state governments each contribute a national average of 44 percent of the funds spent on public...

  5. Nontraditional Public School Funding Sources

    Trends, Issues, and Outlook
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Henry Coleman

    This paper by Henry A. Coleman examines a wide range of nontraditional revenue sources, including local-option personal income and general sales taxes, user charges and fees, gaming revenues, private...

  6. Charter School Location

    Evidence and Policy Implications
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Robert Bifulco

    Charter schools are just one school choice option, but one of the options that is growing rapidly. Robert Bifulco contributes a thorough review of the literature on charter school location, pointing...

  7. Charter Schools and Minority Access to Quality Education

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    John Logan, Julia Burdick-Will, and Elisabeta Minca

    John R. Logan, Julia Burdick-Will, and Elisabeta Minca contribute a complementary analysis of charter schools across the United States. Their sample included only districts with at least one non-...

  8. Beyond “Accidents of Geography”

    Using Housing Policy to Improve Access to Quality Education
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Elizabeth Mueller and Shannon Van Zandt

    Elizabeth J. Mueller and Shannon S. Van Zandt argue that private restrictive covenants, land use and zoning regulations, and federal housing policies have played a major role in creating income and...

  9. Residential Histories, Geography of Opportunities, and Educational Achievement in the City of Santiago

    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Carolina Flores

    This paper explores a fascinating international example of innovation in school choice. In 1980, Chile implemented a universal education voucher. This makes Santiago, a city that exhibits a high...

  10. Community Characteristics of Homeschooling

    The Case of Virginia
    Ponencias
    Mayo 2014
    Luke Miller

    In this paper, Luke C. Miller addresses homeschooling, a form of school choice that has been increasing rapidly and in which students now outnumber those attending charter schools. Using school...

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