ERIC Number: ED102689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Serrano Problem: An Analysis of Equalization of Public School Support in California.
Lindman, Erick L.
The Serrano case controversy raises the fundamental question: Do differences in school district per pupil expenditures represent cost differences incurred in providing essentially equivalent programs, or do they represent substantial differences in educational offerings? Although the answer is debatable, the California legislature increased foundation programs and included specific provisions to remedy cases of unequal education. Herein, the Serrano case is analyzed through an examination of the financial disparities noted by the plaintiff and of the alleged causes of the disparities, and alternative financial support plans are presented. It is concluded that California's Senate Bill 90 is basically sound and answers the charge that unequal education results from unequal wealth. (Author/DW)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equalization Aid, Expenditure per Student, Finance Reform, Financial Policy, Foundation Programs, Incentive Grants, Property Taxes, School District Autonomy, School District Spending, State Aid, State Legislation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Serrano v Priest