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Guide to the EDSource Records M1903
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Description
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.
Background
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.
Extent
122.5 Linear feet 132 containers
Restrictions
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.
Availability
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.