This report examines the impact of Proposition 2-1/2 on different types of communities and the implications of this impact for state aid and state-level policies. The effects of 2-1/2, especially first-year effects in public education, are evaluated from the perspective of four general policy objectives or values: equity, efficiency, accountability, and local autonomy. The primary concern of this report is for various considerations of equity and inequality.
Morgan, Edward P., "Urban Distress, Educational Equity, and Local Governance: State Level Policy Implication of Proposition 2 1/2 in Massachusetts" (1984). John M. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies Publications. 11.