ERIC Number: ED342823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Complaint for Injunctive and Declaratory Relief for Violations of Article I, Section 7 (a) and Article IV, Section 16 of the California Constitution: State Equal Protection Guarantees Re Allocation of Educational Resources. Filed in Superior Court of the State of California, for the County of Los Angeles, August 1986.
Multicultural Education, Training and Advocacy (META), Inc., San Francisco, CA.
This court action, brought by taxpayers and parents of children attending schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), asserts that the district unequally allocates instructional staff, facilities, and finances in a manner that discriminates against poor and minority students, in violation of the California Constitution. The taxpayers and parents are the plaintiffs. The LAUSD, the Board of Education, and the superintendent of schools are the defendants. Organizations representing the plaintiffs are: (1) Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles; (2) Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund; (3) Multi-Cultural Education Training and Advocacy, Inc.; (4) Western Center on law and poverty; (5) ACLU Foundation of Southern California; (6) San Fernando Valley Legal Services, Inc. It is asserted that as a result of the defendants' policies, a child residing in a poor or minority area receives an education substantially inferior to that provided a child in more affluent areas of the District, violating their rights to equal educational opportunity. Section 1 provides an introduction to the complaint. Section 2 lists the parties involved in the dispute and their affiliation. Sections 3 through 11 present the causes of action and substantiating evidence of disproportionate allocation of funds. Plaintiffs' requirements for injunctive relief are included. Their major request is that the LAUSD develop and implement a master plan to fairly allocate educational resources. Signed verification forms for each plaintiff are included. (JS)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Advantaged, Asian Americans, Black Education, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational Discrimination, Educational Equity (Finance), Educational Opportunities, Educational Resources, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Children, Resource Allocation, State Courts, Whites
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Multicultural Education, Training and Advocacy (META), Inc., San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California