School Choice: Supporters and Opponents
David Brasington () and
Diane Hite ()
Departmental Working Papers from Department of Economics, Louisiana State University
We conduct a phone survey to examine the attitudes of Ohioans about school choice, which includes open enrollment programs, school vouchers, tuition tax credits, and charter schools. Previous studies examine more limited forms of choice and investigate fewer possible influences. We find the strongest opposition for school choice by people with graduate degrees and people who believe their assigned public school district is excellent. In fact, peopleï¿½s opinions about their public schools are stronger predictors of school choice support than are objective measures of school quality. We find people with children in private schools and people with associateï¿½s degrees to be the strongest supporters. Males tend to oppose choice and blue collar workers support it. We find no role for age, the convenience of alternative schools, or the protection of house values in support for school choice.
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Journal Article: SCHOOL CHOICE: SUPPORTERS AND OPPONENTS (2014)
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