ERIC Number: ED213103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Tuition Tax Credits Pro and Con: A Case Study, Washington, D.C. Referendum. ERS School Research Forum.
Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.
The 1981 Washington, D.C., referendum on tuition tax credits was one of the first occasions in the U.S. when voters had a chance to approve such a plan. This case study of the election briefly summarizes the arguments for and against the measure (known as Initiative 7), describes the measure's proponents and opponents, and notes its defeat by an eight-to-one margin. The bulk of the case study consists of (1) the full text and the ballot summary of Initiative 7; (2) copies of campaign literature distributed by the measure's major proponents, the D.C. Committee for Improved Education and the National Taxpayers Union; (3) copies of campaign literature from three opposing groups--the D.C. Coalition for Public Education, the D.C. Coalition Against Tuition Tax Credits, and the Save Our City Coalition--and from local elected officials; and (4) examples of editorials and columns on the initiative appearing in the Washington Post. (Author/RW)
Descriptors: Editorials, Elections, Elementary Secondary Education, Newspapers, Persuasive Discourse, Propaganda, School Choice, Tax Credits, Tuition
Educational Research Service, Inc., 1800 North Kent Street, Arlington, VA 22209 (Stock No. 225-00004, $12.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Research Service, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Initiative 7 (Washington DC 1981); Political Advertising; Referendums; Washington Post