The Unending Search for Equity

California Policy, the "Improved School Finance," and the Williams Case
W. Norton Grubb
University of California, Berkeley
Laura Goe
University of California, Berkeley
Luis A. Huerta
Teachers College–Columbia University


This article applies the logic of the ‘‘improved’’ school finance, arguing the need to understand how resources are used at the school and classroom levels. 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 follows the logic of the ‘‘improved’’ school finance.

This article was originally published in the Teachers College Record by Teachers College, Columbia University and SAGE Publications.

Suggested citationGrubb, W. N., Goe, L., & Huerta, L. A. (2004, November). The unending search for equity: California policy, the "improved school finance," and the Williams case [Article]. Policy Analysis for California Education.