ERIC Number: ED120983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May-25
Reference Count: 0
The States and School Finance--After Rodriguez. A Background Paper for the National Governors' Conference and the National Legislative Conference.
Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Dept. of Research and Information Services.
This publication examines a number of key issues and recent trends related to the general topic of school finance. Chapter 1 reviews several significant court cases challenging state school finance systems, including San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez, Robinson v. Cahill, and Serrano v. Priest. Chapter 2 describes major new school finance legislation enacted by state legislatures in early 1973, including new laws passed in Kansas, Montana, North Dakota, and Utah, and a proposed Oregon law that was defeated in a referendum election. Chapter 3 discusses recent proprety tax reform legislation in the states of Maryland, Florida, and California. Chapter 4 briefly examines the special problems involved in financing urban schools and describes recent legislative approaches taken in Minnesota, Ohio, and New York. Chapter 5 discusses the issue of local control in education as it relates to increased state funding for schools. Chapter 6 considers the topic of educational accountability, first focusing on the difficulty of implementing an accountability system, and then briefly describing examples of state accountability legislation. (JG)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO. Dept. of Research and Information Services.