ERIC Number: ED169654
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Serrano II: Equal Access to School Resources and Fiscal Neutrality--A View from Washington State.
Andrews, Michael E.
This paper discusses an approach to solving the school financing problem that treats separately the twin concerns of taxational and educational equity. Part 1 reviews the decision of the California supreme court in Serrano 1 as it relates to these concerns and the manner in which the state district court on remand attempted to utilize the concept of fiscal neutrality to resolve these problems. Part 1 then concludes with a review of the equal protection analysis utilized in Serrano 2 and the potential impact of the analysis on school resource development. Part 2 provides a review and critique of the school finance schemes suggested in Serrano 2 as constitutionally acceptable alternatives to the existing system of school finance. Part 3 briefly discusses a suggested legislative response to Serrano 2--the key feature of which is the separation of revenue production from distribution. (Author)
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Equal Protection, Equalization Aid, Finance Reform, Public Schools, School Districts, Tax Allocation
Not available separately; See EA 011 530
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Organization on Legal Problems of Education, Topeka, KS.
Note: Chapter 19 of "School Law Update--1977" (EA 011 530); For related documents, see EA 011 530-556; Reprint