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  1. Fall Lincoln Lecture series features smart growth, property tax, schools

    Press Releases
    October 13, 2009
  2. Public Schools and the Property Tax: A Comparison of Education Funding Models in Three U.S. States

    Land Lines Magazine
    April 2022
    By Daphne Kenyon, Bethany Paquin, and Semida Munteanu, April 12, 2022

    In the wake of COVID-19, policy makers have a new opportunity to craft a combination of state aid and local property tax funding that enables all students to obtain an adequate and equitable education. 

  3. Growth and taxes

    Blog Posts
    October 2009
  4. The Future of U.S. Public School Revenue from the Property Tax

    Policy Briefs
    September 2017
    Andrew Reschovsky, Research Fellow, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and Professor Emeritus, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    This Policy Brief examines the property tax as a critical source of revenue for public schools in the United States. It demonstrates the high proportion of public education funding provided by the...

  5. Land Policy Conference June 3-5 examines decentralization

    Press Releases
    May 25, 2007
  6. Rethinking the Property Tax-School Funding Dilemma

    Policy Focus Reports
    November 2022

    This report focuses on the roles of the local property tax and state aid in the funding of public education and analyzes their strengths and weaknesses. A key theme is the property tax–school...

  7. Colorado tax limits have led to inequities, unintended consequences in school funding

    Press Releases
    September 1, 2015

    For Immediate ReleaseContact: Anthony Flint 617-503-2116Will Jason 617-503-2254 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (September 1, 2015) -- Tax and expenditure limits enacted as part of a 1992 voter initiative have led...

  8. Bethany P. Paquin


    Bethany Paquin is a senior research analyst for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. She is author of a working paper on the history of property tax limitations. She is a co-author of three Lincoln...

  9. The Impact of Education Reforms on Property Values

    A Review of the Literature
    Working Papers
    June 2009
    Thomas Downes

    The last two decades have been marked by an unparalleled growth in the involvement of federal and state governments in the provision of elementary and secondary education, with such important policy...

  10. The critical role of property tax in K-12 education

    Blog Posts
    December 2014


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