ERIC Number: ED172461
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Sword and the Meat-Ax: Serrano, Proposition 13 and the Shaping of School Finance in California. Papers in Education Finance, No. 18.
Kloss, James J.
This paper, number 18 in a series, chronicles the politics of school finance reform in the state of California from the mid-sixties to the passage of Proposition 13. It provides a description of the school finance setting prior to the consideration of Assembly Bill 65, including such events as the Serrano I and II decisions and the state legislature's first response to the court mandate, Senate Bill 90. The major focus of the paper is the process by which AB 65 evolved from a series of proposals through the committees and floors of the two chambers into law. The final section of the paper examines the modifications caused by Proposition 13 on the school finance system in California. (Author)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equalization Aid, Finance Reform, Higher Education, Legislation, Property Taxes, State Aid, Tax Effort
Education Finance Center, Education Commission of the States, Suite 300, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80295
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Education Finance Center.
Identifiers: Assembly Bill 65 (California 1977); California; Proposition 13 (California 1978)