ERIC Number: ED062703
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Education's Financial Dilemma. The Impact of Serrano-type Court Decisions on American Education. School Finance Series-1.
Dochterman, Clifford L.; And Others
This report fosters discussion and deliberation on the current educational finance dilemma and discusses recent State court decisions that have invalidated existing finance systems. Possible solutions to the problems presented to State legislatures by those decisions are examined. The report (1) outlines the holdings of six cases beginning with the Serrano vs Priest decision, (2) presents the issues created by the cases, (3) looks at possible solutions, (4) presents funding and taxing approaches, and (5) discusses assumptions and dilemmas. Appendixes show disparities in the distribution of educational resources and present State elementary and secondary school data. (JF)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Equal Education, Equal Protection, Equalization Aid, Expenditure per Student, Federal Aid, School Taxes, State Aid, State School District Relationship, Tax Rates
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 ($1.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.