Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Schraufnagel, Scot D.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Political Science

LCSH

Political science||History||Education and state--Government policy--United States||Education--Finance--Law and legislation--United States||Education, Higher--Finance--Law and legislation--United States||Legislative bodies--United States--Election districts

Abstract

Constituency size has been trending upwards in the United States since the country's founding. This rise in constituency size has come in both the national and state legislatures. Generally, the rise has come from population growth, but in the last several decades it has also come about when states have decreased the sizes of their legislatures. This research looks at the effect of changing constituency size in state legislatures and the effect this has had on education policy. Specifically, the paper looks at four states that significantly decreased the size of their legislatures and the effect this has had on K-12 and higher education spending.

Comments

Advisors: Scot Schraufnagel.||Committee members: Mitchell Pickerill; Brendon Swedlow.

Extent

74 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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