Texas group says demise of "Robin Hood" system will cause major shortfalls

11/1/2004 | Dallas Morning News (free registration), The

The president of a coalition of 29 Texas districts says if the "Robin Hood" system of taxing wealthy districts to finance poorer ones is scrapped, the legislature will have to find billions of dollars in new funding for public schools. A Texas A&M University researcher testified that an additional $2.7 billion would be needed annually to achieve an 80% passing rate on state assessment tests.

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