ERIC Number: ED106929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: 0
From Serrano to Serrano. Report No. FA.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Dept. of Research and Information Services.
This report examines various school finance issues raised by the California case of Serrano v. Priest. Chapter 1 focuses on the issue of local control; it discusses four methods of providing state aid to education in terms of how they affect local control of schools. Chapter 2 analyzes different remedies for inequitable distribution of funds and considers the pros and cons of approaching the problem through the federal courts, state courts, or state legislatures. Chapter 3 discusses implications of the school finance question for the funding of other public services, such as police, fire, and water. Chapter 4 examines the root cause of the school finance problem--the disparities in property wealth that exist between different districts. (JG)
Descriptors: Community Control, Community Services, Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equalization Aid, Fiscal Capacity, Government Role, School Law, School Support, State Aid, State School District Relationship, Tax Allocation
Education Commission of the States, 300 Lincoln Tower, 1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, Colorado 80203 ($3.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Dept. of Research and Information Services.