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ERIC Number: EJ844072
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-5748
Policy Adoption in North Carolina and Tennessee: A Comparative Case Study of Lottery Beneficiaries
Ness, Erik C.; Mistretta, Molly A.
Review of Higher Education, v32 n4 p489-514 Sum 2009
This study analyzes the policy process through which two states determined education beneficiary programs of newly adopted state lotteries. Tennessee, in 2003, followed the regional pattern of allocating all lottery proceeds to merit-based college scholarships. North Carolina, in 2005, bucked this trend by allotting no lottery revenue for merit aid. This comparative case study draws on extensive interview and archival data to test the explanatory power of a revised multiple streams model. Our findings indicate that both stable characteristics, such as government structure and intra-state policy trends, and anarchical influences, such as the timing and strategies of policy entrepreneurs, matter most. (Contains 1 figure and 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Kindergarten; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina; Tennessee