Smart Growth And Schools

Urban sprawl's impact on school funding is more of a smart growth issue than is commonly realized.
November 17, 2003, 7am PST | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The most important -- though largely overlooked -- smart growth debate in the country the past year hasn't focused on smart growth or urban sprawl. It's about public schools and taxes... A vicious cycle is created. Drawn by better schools further out, better-off families in central cities and inner-ring suburbs often leave, draining the local tax base. School funding drops, followed by property values. Another neighborhood is abandoned by the middle class."

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Published on Monday, November 17, 2003 in Planetizen
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