NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
PDF on ERIC Download full text
ERIC Number: EJ809431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISSN: ISSN-1934-6875
Local Control, Democracy, and the Separation in the Public Opinion of School Finance Reform
Shelly, Bryan
Journal of Educational Research & Policy Studies, v7 n1 p15-35 Spr 2007
What role does a person's support for local educational control play in determining her attitude towards equity-minded school finance reform? This article reports estimations of binary and ordered probit models of two state public opinion polls and discusses newspaper coverage from the same two states to determine if and how local control has such an effect. The results from both analyses show that a person's commitment to local financial control is a consistent predictor of her evaluation of finance reform but that her commitment to the democratic virtues local governance can provide is not. These results can help predict when attitudes about local control will and will not affect people's evaluations of other education policies. (Contains 2 tables.)
National Office for Research on Measurement and Evaluation Systems. University of Arkansas, 346 North West Avenue, 302 WAAX, Fayetteville, AR 72701. Tel: 479-575-5593; Fax: 479-575-5185; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A