Public School Financing

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Impending Change in School Support

Impending reforms in the manner of financing public schools in the United States are likely to be as far-reaching in their social consequences as the movement to desegregate the schools that was mandated by the Supreme Court in 1954. In a certain sense one follows inevitably on the other, for both look to an equalization in the quality of the education the government provides to each child in the nation. Recent court decisions underline the interlacing of school finance issues with those concerning equal opportunity, the war on poverty, and the continuing struggle to eliminate the penalties of racial segregation in American life.

President Nixon and other government leaders across the country are responding positively to the implications of those decisions. ...

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