Many Possibilities, Few Certainties, With School Funding

Resnick, Amy
September 2000
Bond Buyer;09/25/2000, Vol. 333 Issue 30982, p36
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Discusses school funding issues in the United States. Possible use of bonds to finance school districts; Rise in school funding lawsuits; Tax and economic challenges facing school districts in Louisiana; Advantages of charter schools; Need to expand the role of the federal government in school construction finance.


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