School And The Suburb

Does the placement of schools encourage sprawl.
August 28, 2004, 7am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Austin voters will decide whether the school district should spend $520 million...to build eight new schools and upgrade, expand, and repair the rest. Should all six propositions pass, it would increase the property taxes on a median-priced...house by roughly $6 a month.

Building and improving schools sounds nearly as wholesome as putting a free-range chicken in every pot – but figuring out where to build and improve...is much, much harder.

The placement of schools undeniably influences urban growth – but it's hard to say how much."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Friday, August 27, 2004 in The Austin Chronicle
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