Teachers College, Columbia University

The Unending Search for Equity: California Policy, the "Improved School Finance," and the Williams Case

By W. Norton Grubb, L. Herta & L. Goe

This article examines the logic of the "improved school finance," which posits that understanding how resources are used at the school and classroom levels is necessary for determining equitable funding.

While California policies and most court cases have been seriously inadequate from this perspective, the recent case of Williams v. California provides new opportunities for equity, since it does apply the logic of the "improved" school finance.

This article was published in the Teachers College Record, vol. 106.