ERIC Number: ED072523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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Inequality in School Financing: The Role of the Law. Clearinghouse Publication No. 39.
Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.
This survey gives a brief history of the movement toward equality of educational opportunity in the United States, reviews recent court decisions mandating equality in educational expenditures, and raises some of the critical questions thus far unanswered either by the courts or by the legislatures regarding ramifications of these decisions. It suggests that the recent court decisions striking down State systems of school finance (because of intrastate inequality) may not be the panacea for minority group schoolchildren that it had originally been envisioned. Because minority group children are increasingly concentrated in urban areas, the decisions will tend to benefit minority group children to the extent they benefit the cities in which they live. The outcome depends on whether cities as a whole will benefit from the decisions. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Commission on Civil Rights, Washington, DC.