ERIC Number: ED082282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
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Voting in School Financial Elections -- Some Partial Theories. State-of-the-Knowledge Series, No. 28.
Piele, Philip K.; Hall, John Stuart
In this paper, the authors attempt to provide a basic outline of what is known about the determinants of success or failure in school financial elections. The research, conducted since 1960, comes from several academic disciplines, employs a wide variety of techniques and methods, and is geographically representative of the United States. Significant findings, drawn from an analysis of over 100 empirical research reports, are integrated with partial theories based on economic self-interest, socioeconomic status, community responsibility and distance attitudes, and a politicized electorate versus an informed democratic electorate. Research that outlines the groups of voters most likely to vote "yes" on school financial issues and that contrasts them with those voters most likely to vote "no" is also summarized. The authors comment on changes in the traditional voting patterns in school financial elections and the trend toward increasing defeat of school financial issues by groups that have traditionally supported such issues. An appendix comprises a synthesization of the research reviewed and shows dependent and independent variables as correlates by "yes" voting and election success; and a 238-item bibliography on voter behavior in school financial elections. (Author/EA)
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Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.