EDAS 648 Quiz 5 Federal Interests

EDAS 648 Quiz 5: Federal Interests, School Finance, and School Facilities

Module 5: Week 5

  1. Which of the following arguments is included in the reasons opponents are against direct aid to nonpublic schools?
  2. The state of Arizona enacted a law that provides tax credits to a “school tuition organization.” The law allows funds to ow to private schools. However, does it include parochial schools?
  3. Indicate in which of the following states the U. S. Supreme Court approved taxpayers to provide free text books.
  4. Which of the following court cases did not involve prayer in public schools?
  5. The courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court, have repeatedly disallowed direct state financial support to private and parochial schools. Congress and state legislatures have been allowed, however, to provide funds if certain conditions are met. Which of the following is NOT part of the Lemon test?
  6. Defining what qualities as a charter school is challenging because state requirements for charter holders differ markedly.
  7. The decisions in the court cases of Tilton and Lemon determined that there is less likelihood of state involvement or entanglement in the affairs of a church-related college than in a church-related elementary or secondary school.
  8. There has been some criticism about the application of the Lemon test.
  9. Charter schools are technically part of the public school system.
  10. The accumulation of tax funds to be held in reserve for future building needs has been practiced in a few states; in some others, it is illegal. Identify which of the following statements would be among the legitimate objections to this process.
  11. Pay-As-You-Go Financing has proven for some school districts to be an ideal way to finance capital outlays. Which of the following is included in the advantages of using this approach?
  12. States have done little to help finance local public school capital outlays until the second quarter of the twentieth century. At various times the effort has been enthusiastic, but at other times denial of responsibility has been evident. Which of the following is NOT included in state efforts to seek solutions to the dilemma of capital outlay funding?
  13. One of the early traditions from our country’s educational past was the practice of funding capital outlays completely from local sources. This approach of relying exclusively on local funds for capital outlay and debt service has been replaced with more equitable measures. Identify which of the following would be included in the changes that have occurred in school finance theory regarding the funding of facilities:
  14. Select the following characteristic that would accurately reflect the changes taking place regarding the funding of capital outlays for school facilities.
  15. Which of the following is an accurate description of each kind of bond?
  16. There is no point in state equalization of current expenditure funds if some local districts cannot provide the funds to build adequate facilities for school programs. There is not complete equity in financing education if a wealthy school district can provide luxurious buildings and facilities with very little tax effort at the same time that property-poor districts cannot provide minimum or acceptable facilities even with tremendous effort.
  17. The property tax may once have been a reasonable and fair measure of taxpaying ability for capital outlay, but it is not so today.
  18. School buildings belong to the state instead of the local community where they are located.
  19. School districts must issue bonds in registered form and keep recorded of the owners’ names, addresses, and social security numbers. This requirement comes as a result of the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibilities Act (TEFRA).
  20. One of the major factors that has restrained many districts from needed construction has been the high assessment of their taxable value.
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