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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)



First Advisor

Roger L. Reimer

First Committee Member

James R. Morgali

Second Committee Member

Thomas C. Coleman

Third Committee Member

Gene Lamb

Fourth Committee Member

Tapan Monroe


The court case of Serrano vs. Priest has brought school finance to the forefront in California politics. Senate Bill 90 was enacted as the legislature's initial response to the problems raised in that decision. The purpose of this study was to determine whether S.B. 90 had an influence on fiscal equity, equalization of educational opportunity, and purposes of expenditures among selected California school districts.



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