EdSource is an organization responsible for gathering and sharing information concerning educational policies and reforms,
both in California and nationally. The EdSource Collection houses documents relating to the research, data, and activities
necessary to create these resources from 1973 to 2012.
EdSource’s origins begin with the formation of the California Coalition for Fair School Finance in 1976 by the League of Women
Voters, the California State Division of American Association of University Women, and the California Congress of Parents
& Teachers. The Coalition formed in anticipation of the California Supreme Court ruling in the Serrano v. Priest litigation
in December of 1976. The court declared the current system which financed California’s public schools to be unconstitutional.
By 1980, these legal demands for equality brought about alterations in the existing laws governing school funding. The purpose
of the Coalition was to disseminate accurate and unbiased information explaining the Serrano decision and its implications
on California school finance to the public.
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All requests to reproduce, publish, quote from, or otherwise use collection materials must be submitted in writing to the
Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, California 94305-6064. Consent
is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission
from the copyright owner. Such permission must be obtained from the copyright owner, heir(s) or assigns. See: http://library.stanford.edu/spc/using-collections/permission-publish.
The materials are open for research use. Audio-visual materials are not available in original format, and must be reformatted
to a digital use copy.