Tuesday, November 13 at 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Lewis Hall (RGL), 103
650 Childs Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Public School Finance in California: the Golden Age
On several occasions, significant changes were made in the way the public schools in California were financed. Major reforms were also made in the state's tax structure.
What did not change was the nature of the state's commitment to public education.
From the time of statehood until World War II, per-pupil expenditures in California's public schools were always the highest, or among the highest, in the country. Although the mix of state and local spending varied considerably, school districts were always guaranteed a high level of minimum funding.
Rod Kiewiet will discuss research which will be published in his upcoming book, Our Kids, Our Money, and Our Schools: The Evolution of Public School Finance in California.