ERIC Number: ED111091
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Has the Fourteenth Done It Again? Chief Justice Wright, the California Supreme Court and School Finance.
Shannon, Thomas A.
In 1971 the California Supreme Court published America's most significant court decision in recent decades affecting a state's program of funding the operation of its public schools. This was followed by court decisions in Minnesota, Texas, and New Jersey. Lawsuits based on the California case of Serrano v. Priest are being filed in courts throughout the country. The background of these court decisions is summarized. These lawsuits and decisions are anchored in the constitutional concept of equal protection that requires that the federal and state governments not discriminate unfairly between classes of people. Ten practical questions and their related issues that school administrators must deal with in the months and years ahead are discussed. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Equal Education, Equal Protection, Nondiscriminatory Education, Property Taxes, Public Schools, School District Spending, State Legislation
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, Virginia 22209 ($0.50, Quantity discounts)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Serrano v Priest