This research analyzes county-level support for the 2002 Constitutional Amendments for Voluntary Universal Prekindergarten Education (VPK) and Florida’s Amendment to Reduce Class Size (CSA). Three regression models are constructed for each dependent variable (support for VPK and support for CSA): a bivariate model with political party, a full model with all theoretically identified variables, and a best model with just the independent variables that have the most explanatory power. A variety of socioeconomic, demographic and political independent variables are tested. Four independent variables had a statistically significant positive relationship with support for both VPK and CSA: Democratic registration, Hispanic population, higher education, and population density.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Sciences
Orlando (Main) Campus
Friant, Rachel M., "Education Policy in Florida: Explaining County-Level Approval of the 2002 Constitutional Amendments" (2017). Honors in the Major Theses. 217.