The legal aspects of funding public education through real property taxation : 1971 Serrano to the present

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John Burke Coullard (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Joseph E. Bryson

Abstract: All states use the tax on real property to some degree in the financing of public elementary and secondary education. The problem of this usage stems largely from the local control of the collection and disbursement of the monies by the individual school districts. This method is claimed by some to create inequities whereby the quality of available educational opportunity rests on the wealth of the school district in which the student resides. Reformers have sought relief from these alleged inequities in both the United States Constitution's Fourteenth Amendment, and also in the equal protection provisions of the various state constitutions. The data for this study are contained primarily in significant court cases from 1968 to the present. Additional data have been collected through a review of the literature, which intensified in quantity primarily during the interim between Serrano v. Priest in 1971 and Rodriguez v. San Antonio Independent School District in 1973.

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Language: English
Date: 1978
Education $z United States $x Finance
Educational equalization $x Law and legislation $z United States

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