No court decision since the Brown' decrees of 1954 have had such a devastating effect on the educational status quo as has the California STATE AID PROPERTY Tax decision of Serran and its progeny. Here, the California Supreme Court declared that unequal financing of public schools, based primarily on the local property tax, is a violation of the equal protection clause in that it "invidiously discriminates" against the poor.
James T. Flaherty,
Serrano: Its Progeny and Its Prophecy,
21 Clev. St. L. Rev.
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