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Ten thousand democracies : politics and public opinion in America's school districts

Author: Michael B Berkman; Eric Plutzer
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, ©2005.
Series: American governance and public policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Begins with educational reforms from the Progressive era in the late 19th and early 20th centuries through the civil rights movement and ending with Pennsylvania's 2004 tax relief measure. This title  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B Berkman; Eric Plutzer
ISBN: 1589010760 9781589010765
OCLC Number: 58920036
Description: xix, 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Policy responsiveness in American school districts --
Financing public education --
Public opinion and Americans' commitment to educational spending --
Direct democracy, indirect democracy, and policy responsiveness --
Voting rights, electoral systems, and policy responsiveness --
Teacher's unions in state and local politics --
The gray peril reconsidered --
The democratic control of American school boards.
Series Title: American governance and public policy.
Responsibility: Michael B. Berkman, Eric Plutzer.
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