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Finance & Taxation
OVERVIEW
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School Finance Overview
      Follow the Money
SCHOOL TAXES
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State and Local Taxes Pay More Than 90%
      But Federal Laws and Regs Carry Far More Than 10% of the Weight
NONCLASSROOM SPENDING
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'Finding' Extra Millions of Dollars
      Shifting Spending From Outside the Classroom, Back In
COST CONTAINMENT
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At Over $9,000 Per Pupil Per Year, Is More Spending the Answer?
      Noooo. Research Shows: There's No Connection Between Additional Money and Better Student Achievement
Cutting School Costs From A to Z
      Next Time Someone Wants Concrete Examples of Non-Classroom Cuts, Here Are 26
COST EFFECTIVENESS
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A New Focus on Cost-Effectiveness
      Accounting Reform and an Investment Attitude Could Help Improve Schools Immensely
VENDORS
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How Vendors 'Grease' School Officials
      Ethical Land Mines For Public Servants Who Control Multi-Million Dollar Budgets
COMPENSATION REFORM
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Denver's Merit Pay System
      It's a Big'n, and Folks Are Watching
FRINGE BENEFIT REFORM
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Health-Care Benefits
      Eating Up a Dime of Every School Dollar
RETIREMENT REFORM
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Pension Reform
      A 21st Century Workforce Wants 'Defined Contribution' Plans
THE FUTURE
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Cost Saving Hero: Shared Services
      Ready For a Little GOOD News About School Spending?
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