Video — 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
In the 1950's and 60's, California boasted one of the best school systems in the nation. Now it is one of the worst. This program explores the roots of California's current education crisis, tracing it to the anti-tax movement of the 1970's and 80's, with special attention to Proposition 13, the 1978 anti-tax law which is still in effect. It also examines the civil rights lawsuits that aimed to equalize school spending but resulted instead in disastrous funding limits on schools.