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    • Understanding "poor" performance : Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test (PACT) scores and poverty 

      Hawkins, H. Gregory; Jim Self Center on the Future (2001-07-25)
      This report briefly reviews the movement toward standardized testing systems and the relationship between student poverty and test performance, followed by a presentation of school-level performance on the Palmetto ...
    • State transportation funding trends and comparative state assessment : executive summary 

      Jim Self Center on the Future (2002-12-31)
      This report summarizes trends in state revenues used for highways from the FHWA annual publication Highway Statistics, and other sources. It also provides rankings of the states by the percentage of own-source state revenue ...
    • “No Child Left Behind” school choice provisions : devilish details for South Carolina’s neediest schools 

      Jim Self Center on the Future (2004-05-10)
      Do reasonably proximal alternative schools and plausible transportation systems exist to allow South Carolina students in our most troubled schools to truly exercise School Choice? Empirical evidence and previous research ...
    • Property tax relief programs in the United States 

      Cico, David C.; Jim Self Center on the Future (2004-07)
      This is a chart of property tax relief programs in the United State broken down by state, program,age, disability or other requirements, household income requirements, limitation on qualifying property value, type of relief ...
    • High school dropouts : report on Greenwood County and South Carolina 

      Long, Harold L.; Jim Self Center on the Future (2005-07-11)
      This paper discusses the dropout problem in South Carolina and in particular Greenwood County.
    • Scenic Highway 174 corridor management plan 

      Jim Self Center on the Future (2008-04-30)
      This document shows the process and progress of designating Highway 174 as a scenic highway.
    • State property tax comparisons : residential property 

      Saltzman, Ellen Weeks; Jim Self Center on the Future (2009-11)
      This policy brief compares the taxation of residential property in South Carolina with that in four other Southeastern states: Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Among the five states, South Carolina had the ...
    • School district organization and governance in South Carolina 

      Ulbrich, Holley H.; Jim Self Center on the Future (2010-03-11)
      This paper examines the structure and governance of public education in South Carolina at both the state and local levels. We are particularly concerned with the local dimensions: the number and sizes of districts, the ...
    • Principles of a good revenue system 

      Ulbrich, Holley H.; Jim Self Center on the Future (2010-06)
      Every state has a revenue system, which consists of the sources tapped to fund state and local public services. Ideally, public policy should be concerned with the design of the system as a whole, rather than focusing ...
    • Recycling industry cluster strategic plan 2010 

      Jim Self Center on the Future (2012-08-17)
      The basis of the Recycling Industry Cluster Strategic Plan rests on stakeholder analysis of the issues and opportunities facing South Carolina’s recycling industry. By combining the input of the recycling industry ...
    • Act 388 revisited 

      Saltzman, Ellen Weeks; Ulbrich, Holley H.; Jim Self Center on the Future (2012-11-30)
      This report reviews the effects of homeowner school propert tax relief in South Carolina. The impact of tax relief on the level of school district funding and its composition is examined statewide and at the district ...
    • Act 388 and the minimum guarantee 

      Saltzman, Ellen W.; Ulbrich, Holley H.; Jim Self Center on the Future (2014-01)
      Act 388 of 2006 provided relief to South Carolina homeowners from school property taxes, resulting in a substantial shift in state education funds among school districts. This report focuses on only one aspect of Act 388, ...