ERIC Number: ED105613
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
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An Analysis of the Public Attitude Toward the Financing of Public Education as Reported in the Gallup Poll of Attitudes Toward Education, 1969-1974.
O'Reilly, Robert C.; Sheridan, Thomas M.
Public attitudes toward financing public education from state and federal sources, voucher systems, and value added taxes are analyzed using responses from the Gallup polls, 1969 to 1974. The results show that the public will not accept increases in local property taxes or increases in federal expenditures beyond present levels. Voucher systems and value added taxes were not favorably received. When local taxes are reduced, the public favored state aid to schools, but after 1972, when the connection to reduced local property taxes was eliminated, the support for state aid was reduced. It is concluded that during the current economic circumstances, the public will call for reduced public education expenditures. (DW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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