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Tax Increment Financing in Chicago, IL, Building Neoliberal Exclusion One School at a Time

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Title: Tax Increment Financing in Chicago, IL, Building Neoliberal Exclusion One School at a Time
Author(s): Farmer, S.; Poulos, C.
Subject(s): tax increment financing neoliberal education exclusion urban development Chicago political economy
Abstract: The article examines how the entrepreneurial municipal government in Chicago, IL has deployed tax increment financing revenues to realize so-called urban education reform through the construction of exclusive neoliberal schools. At the same time traditional open enrollment schools are relatively deprived of tax increment financing revenues for school construction projects. In effect, Chicago’s municipal government is allotted the financial flexibility by the tax increment financing program to construct a variegated, unequal and polarized school system consisting of well funded, high quality exclusive public schools and underfunded, lower quality open enrollment public schools. Further, the placement of exclusive schools is also polarized as prestigious selective enrollment public schools are located in high socio-economic neighborhoods and partially privatized charter and contract schools, outside of local democratic control, are located in predominantly AfricanAmerican low socio-economic neighborhoods, thus disempowering these residents.
Issue Date: 2015-01
Publisher: Sage Publications
Citation Info: Farmer, Stephanie, and Chris D. Poulos. "Tax Increment Financing in Chicago: Building Neoliberal Exclusion One School at a Time." Critical Sociology (2013). DOI: 10.1177/0896920513492806.
Type: Article
Description: This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Knessl, C. and Yao, H. A note on the transition from diffusion with the flow to diffusion against the flow, for first passage times in singularly perturbed drift-diffusion models. Asymptotic Analysis. 2015. 91(3-4): 205-231. DOI: 10.3233/ASY-141259. © The Author(s) 2013. DOI: 10.1177/0896920513492806
ISSN: 0896-9205
Sponsor: This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors.
Date Available in INDIGO: 2017-01-16

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