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ERIC Number: EJ938983
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-1931-6569
California on the Verge of a Fourth Wave of School Finance Reform
Slater, Charles L.; Scott, James
AASA Journal of Scholarship & Practice, v8 n2 p51-60 Sum 2011
Equity issues in public school finance have been discussed in terms of three waves. The first wave was a challenge to the U.S. Supreme Court to provide equal education to all students as a fundamental right. After a ruling against the plaintiffs in "San Antonio v Rodriguez" (1973), the fight shifted to a second wave in the state courts. The third wave has addressed issues of adequacy for all students. Now California is on the verge of a fourth wave that would combine equity and adequacy to focus on student achievement in relation to state curriculum standards. These four waves are discussed in relation to the recent history of declining resources and student achievement in California.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Brown v Board of Education; Milliken v Bradley; Proposition 13 (California 1978); Rodriguez v San Antonio Independent School District; Rose v Council for Better Education; Serrano v Priest