ERIC Number: ED151955
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
A Survey of Community Interest in Public School Collective Negotiations in a Metropolitan Area.
Tonnesen, Neil F.
Public opinion sharing is being hindered in the present public school negotiation system in New York State. The present negotiation policies hinder and even prohibit public participation in the negotiation process. One hundred adults from Buffalo and thirteen surrounding communities were interviewed by phone and their attitudes toward school negotiations and community involvement were surveyed. The overall results of the study indicate that citizens show a slight inclination to favorably support new teacher contracts and awards to teachers, but have a strong (84 percent) interest in acquiring additional information about such contracts. By far the most favorable avenue for increased public involvement in school negotiations would be to hold open public meetings (91 percent). (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association (1st, Williamsburg, Virginia, March 1978)