The Merrow report. First to worst [videorecording]
- producer, Georgia West Stacey ; correspondent, John Merrow.
- Columbia, S.C. : Learning Matters, Inc., c2003.
- Physical description
- 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.
- California. Jarvis-Gann Tax Limitation Initiative.
- Public schools > California > Finance > History.
- School districts > California > Finance > History.
- School buildings > California > Maintenance and repair.
- Educational change > California > History > 20th century.
- Educational equalization > California > History > 20th century.
- Education > California > Evaluation.
- Educational evaluation > California.
- Academic achievement > California > History.
- Real property tax > California > History.
- Tax and expenditure limitations > California > History.
- Publication date
- Title Variation
- First to worst
- Originally presented as a segment on the PBS television program The Merrow report.
- Production Credits
- Senior producer, John D. Tulenko; editor, Denise Mustafa; music, Askold Buk, Miranda Hentoff.
- Commentary: John Deasy, Kevin Starr, Michael Kirst, James Guthrie, Peter Schrag, Catherine Lhamon, John Mockler, Harriet MacLean, Marion Joseph, Paula Goodwin, Howard Jarvis (newsreel footage)
- Related Work
- Merrow report (Television program)
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