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ERIC Number: EJ1088566
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
The Political Boundaries of School Choice and Privatization in Ohio
Beese, Jane A.; Simon, Carlee Escue; Sutton, Lenford C.
Leadership and Research in Education, v2 n1 p39-46 2015
We analyze the votes taken in the Ohio State Legislature pertaining to the establishment of six school voucher programs: The Ohio Scholarship and Tutoring Program, The Autism Scholarship, The Jon Peterson Special Needs Scholarship, The Educational Choice Pilot Scholarship, The Educational Choice Scholarship, and the Income-based Scholarship Program. We attempt to estimate a legislative voting model on the passage of school voucher programs through the Ohio state legislature. As predicted, the legislator was more likely to vote in favor of a voucher proposal if the district had greater household income and he/she was a Republican. Democratic legislators, who generally represent more minority districts and poorer households, were much more likely than Republican legislators to vote against the voucher programs. In light of clear attempts to limit plaintiff access to the courts, public school advocates should consider a political approach to gaining a more favorable method for funding its public schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio
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