Rethinking Robin Hood

Studies | Education

No. 179
Thursday, April 01, 1993
by Kathy J. Hayes & Daniel J. Slottje

We have analyzed the distribution of education dollars before and after Texas adopted the "Robin Hood" system of financing schools -- a system under which taxes are raised countywide and then distributed to school districts.  Although supporters say the Robin Hood system was designed to reduce inequality by shifting funds from wealthier to poorer school districts, we find that inequality of education resources has actually increased under the system.

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