Financing Public Education: Tax Increment Financing

The Penn Alexander School in West Philadelphia — a successful partnership between the School District and the University of Pennsylvania — shows us both the potential of collaborating with our local universities to improve public education and also that investing in education is an economic development tool.

Given the clear impact of education on property values, it makes sense to use this tool to fund the development of new, innovative public schools, as well... The challenges facing Philadelphia’s public education system are such that all options must be on the table.

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