ERIC Number: ED180073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Occupational Groups with Regard to Knowledge of Public School Finance in the Upper Cumberland Region of Tennessee.
Reddick, Thomas L.; Fletcher, Richard K., Jr.
This study attempted to determine the knowledge of Tennessee public school finance on the part of teachers, businessmen, school administrators, elected officials, and industrial workers. Students in a class on public school finance administered the questionnaire to over 1,000 subjects. Results revealed that respondents feel that public education is not adequately funded, although business people were generally prone to estimate present school funding as higher than did the educators. Those from the business community were also less favorable toward increasing some types of school support. Few differences of opinion were found between teachers and administrators. Little support was shown for an income tax in Tennessee, and the sales tax and property tax were picked as the most desirable taxes. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (November 1979)