'Robin Hood' Is Bleeding

Albanese, Elizabeth
February 2003
Bond Buyer;2/6/2003, Vol. 343 Issue 31568, p1
Trade Publication
Reports that the House Public Education Committee in Texas has approved a revised version of the bill, HB 604 that would abolish the state's controversial school funding system popularly called Robin Hood. Reason behind the nickname for the funding system for school districts in the state; Fund transfers that HB 604 will eliminate; Support for the bill introduced by politicians Kent Grusendorf and Florence Shapiro.


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