How much does California value public education? According to Brimely, Verstegen and Garfield, “Because of taxpayer revolts against taxes, court or legislative action, or even voter indifference, the financial well-being of public institutions is determined by the attitude of those who provide its financial support through a system of taxation” (2016, p. 114). Considering taxation… Continue reading California’s Education Plan
Hartzell v Connell (1984) Using the analogy of a “band-aid” as a solution for all injuries highlights the ineffectiveness of the equity principle in financing education. Besides raising the question of “fairness’, comes the challenge of financing equal opportunity. The U. S. Supreme Court ruled in the 1954 Brown V. Board of Education court case, that… Continue reading Educational Opportunities, a Constitutional Right for all students.