ERIC Number: ED179018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Public Opinion on Tax and Expenditure Limitations: Attitudes in Four States. ECS Finance Facts. Special Issue.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Education Finance Center.
This survey examined the attitudes of people in four states where tax or spending limitations appeared on the ballot in November 1978. It found that people had positive attitudes toward schools in their communities, believed schools are doing an above-average job, and viewed schools as a public service that should not be reduced. Results suggest that tax and expenditure limitations are the result not of negative feelings about schools but of negative feelings about federal income taxes and local property taxes. Respondents felt that government is undertaking too many public services and not doing enough to reduce inflation. One implication is that the continued movement away from property taxes toward statewide sales or income taxes is appropriate to improve school finance equity and increase the feasibility of school finance reform. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Education Finance Center.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado; Idaho; Michigan; Oregon