Capital requirements for elementary and secondary public schools in the context of funding public school construction

John B. Crihfield, Suzanne J. Piotrowski

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Abstract

A recent study by the U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) found that years of underfunding through 1994 had left investment in U.S. public schools short by $126 billion. To better understand the GAO finding, the authors estimated capital stocks in U.S. public schools; they then projected future capital stocks and infrastructure deficiencies. They use this framework to interpret two federal public school construction financing options: tax credit bonds, promoted by the Clinton administration, and expanding “arbitrage” earnings possibilities for those state and local governments that issue school bonds, promoted by many Republicans in Congress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-36
Number of pages11
JournalPublic Works Management & Policy
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2000
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Public Administration

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