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Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
William C. Theimer, Jr.
First Committee Member
James R. Morgali
Second Committee Member
Carl D. Lang
Third Committee Member
Fourth Committee Member
John V. Schippers
Problem: Many states have become involved in the national school finance reform movement, some voluntarily and others as the result of court action. In 1976, the California State Supreme Court affirmed the decision in Serrano vs. Priest which found that the existing policy for the financing of education was unconstitutional , because it did not provide equalization of educational opportunity or equity of tax rates throughout the state. Since that date, the legislature has been under court order to reform school finance policy to meet the court criteria. In response to these mandates, the leqislature passed AB 65; but this legislation was undermined when the public passed Proposition 13, an initiative which limited the tax levy at the local level thus impacting on school revenue. Subsequently, legislation was passed in the form of Assembly Bill 8 (AB 8) which is the existing legislation controlling California school finance. The impact of AB 8 on equal educational opportunity and equity of tax rates needed to be examined as it affected California schools.
Atkinson, Paul Gerald. (1981). Analysis Of A. B. 8 Impact On Equalization Of Educational Opportunity And Equity Of Tax Rates Affecting California Public Schools. University of the Pacific, Dissertation - Pacific Access Restricted. https://scholarlycommons.pacific.edu/uop_etds/3300
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