Introduction Zambia derives its name from the Zambezi River.
Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Today, the federal government provides about 9 percent of the funding for K public schools.
The idea is simple. All told, about 57 percent of the teachers in the U.
The proposed tax credit does two things: First, it would likely increase the available supply of teachers who want to work in high-poverty schools, achieving greater equity and improved education. Second, it also would provide a tax credit for teachers who are already there.
Teaching in high-poverty schools is an awfully tough job. In low-income states and in low-income districts, because teacher salaries are low, the raise is likely to be more than 20 percent.
Analogously, the percentage increase may be less in low-income urban schools that are located in school districts that pay above the national average.
There is, however, at least a question as to whether a tax credit is as salient to teachers as a direct salary increase. However, a tax credit is much closer to a current salary boost than the promise of a better pension many years in the future. Still, it might make sense for districts to emphasize that eligible teachers can reduce their tax withholding in order to get an immediate increase in take-home pay.
Still, jobs that pay more tend to be more competitive, drawing more applicants. Even a healthy-sized tax credit does not mean that all teachers will gravitate toward these opportunities. But unless teaching is exempt from basic labor economics, more teachers will almost certainly apply than would otherwise.
The CAP proposal would apply only to teachers who are making a very specific extra contribution by working in high-poverty schools. That suggests that districts might do well to review their hiring systems in the face of a changed landscape.
Congress can make changes—as they have recently with the deductibility of mortgage interest—but once in place refundable credits are likely to be stable for a number of years. Stability is important for teachers making long-term career choices.
A typical teacher is likely in the 22 percent tax bracket on her federal return a bit higher in states with a state income tax. In fact, high-poverty counties are more likely to have voted for President Trump in the last election than are low-poverty counties.
In other words, there is a bunch of red state members of Congress who should have a strong interest in funneling money into high-poverty schools. Eventually, such a proposal has to be paid for of course, which should be a concern for everyone. CAP calculates the cost of the program to be about one-tenth the size of the recently passed federal tax cuts.
Now to that small, technical gotcha. Looking at FRPL is not such a good measure of poverty, in part because a number of districts now provide free lunches to all students, in response to an anachronistic system which is dependent upon families submitting a form declaring themselves to be poor.
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