Replacing School Property Tax Argumentative Essay by Jay Writtings LLC

Replacing School Property Tax
An argument in favor of replacing the school property tax in Texas.
# 119380 | 1,158 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2010 | US

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This paper discusses the possibility of replacing the school property tax in Texas. It describes the funding of the Texas school system and argues that implementing a state income tax at the individual level should replace or at least reduce the school property tax in the state of Texas. The paper also looks at alternatives for replacing the school property tax.

Table of Contents:
Process for Enacting Income Tax
Alternatives for Replacing School Property Tax

From the Paper:

"The Robin Hood system is frustrating, there is no doubt and legal challenges have come about in recent years from wealthy school districts where money is being piped out. The rate of $1.50 per $100 of assessed value as a maintenance and operations tax has reasonably been referred to as an unconstitutional property tax on the schools themselves. No one wants to pay income tax, especially after not having to for so long; but no one wants to pay property taxes either, especially at the rates that they are currently. Until a viable option is introduced though, Texas citizens will be stumped on the issue of public school funding even though a small tax would greatly reduce property taxes."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bankrate. "State Taxes: Texas." 2007 Tax Guide. 2007. Bankrate, Inc. 21 Oct 2007 <>.
  • Gaines, Jimmy. "Facts on School Property Tax." Texas Landowners Council. n.d.. 21 Oct 2007 <>.
  • Gilliland, Charles E. "Why Texas Won't Kill Robin Hood." Tierra Grande 10.1Jan 2003 21 Oct 2007 <>.
  • McVey, Robert. "School Finance Battle will Decide Quality of Education in South Texas." Texas House of Representatives. 15 Jan 2004. Texas House of Representatives. 21 Oct 2007 < release.php?id=722>.

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