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State's Robin Hood System Becomes Daylight Robbery
AISD will send (gulp) how much money to the state?
"...sent last year under the woefully misnamed Robin Hood system. What's worse, that recapture payment should accelerate over the..."

March 24, 2017 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Robin Hood Goes To Court
The latest school-finance trial begins August 9
"...Woe be to the lawmakers who underestimate the appeal..."

July 30, 2004 News Feature by Kimberly Reeves

Robin Hood Goes to Court
The Lege punts, and the judge catches the school-finance football
"...Depending on your perspective, the Texas school system is either near collapse from insufficient resources and rampant..."

Aug. 13, 2004 News Column by Michael King

The House Democrats on Ending Robin Hood
"...She went to school in a system where every child, not just that child, but most..."

Feb. 14, 2003 News Feature

Houston Voters Say No to "Robin Hood"
HISD rejects making school finance payments
" the state under the "Robin Hood" school finance system. That's the process whereby the state takes payments from..."

Nov. 15, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Judge: Texas School Finance System Unconstitutional
Now what? Legislators, education advocates and think tanks respond
"...his ruling yesterday on the Texas public school finance system, it was no surprise to anyone: The current system..."

Feb. 5, 2013 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Judge Dietz Finds School Finance System Unconstitutional
Court ruling ends five-week trial with a mandate to Legislature to design a new system
"...concluded a five-and-half-week trial by ruling unconstitutional the Texas system of public school finance. Following a brief recess in..."

Sept. 17, 2004 News Feature by Michael King

Dietz Rules Against School Finance System
Judge rules school finance unconstitutional
"...Texas' school finance system is unconstitutional. That was the blunt ruling from Judge..."

Feb. 8, 2013 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

On the Lege
The GOP prepares to vote down Robin Hood without bothering to craft a replacement school-funding system.
"...Grusendorf, voted 6-2 to abolish the state's school-funding recapture system, aka "Robin Hood." Grusendorf's HB 604 doesn't actually use..."

Feb. 14, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Capitol Chronicle
The state gridlock persists on public school finance.
" use it as a weapon against the recapture system (aka "Robin Hood") that requires them to share property..."

Oct. 10, 2003 News Column by Michael King

Naked City
The state of Texas, joined by poor school districts, are fighting a lawsuit in Travis County court that would get rid of the cap on property taxes mandated by the state's "Robin Hood" tax redistribution law.
" to preserve equity in the Texas public school system if the courts were to prohibit them from setting..."

July 6, 2001 News Feature by Kevin Fullerton

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
" unconstitutional, but upheld three other aspects of the system, including its funding, as adequate. The ruling struck down..."

Nov. 25, 2005 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"..."I don't see anything wrong with the current school-finance system, had the state continued to fund its proportionate share."..."

Aug. 27, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Texas Supremes: Not Our Job to Fix School Finance
Long-awaited ruling says school funding system constitutional
"...The Texas school finance system meets the minimum standards demanded by the Texas Constitution:..."

May 13, 2016 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Lege Lines: The Score
How the 83rd did on water infrastructure, the budget, education, the environment, and transportation
"...appropriations, and assorted accounting tricks had gone through the system, the actual biennial budget was $189.9 billion – a..."

June 14, 2013 News Feature by Brandon Watson

The Re-education of Historic Tax Breaks
AISD looks for reforms to next year's historic property program
"...When questions were raised about abuses of the application system, City Council's response was to keep the list but..."

Sept. 9, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

School Finance Reform Dead
House Bill 1759 disappears, taking $800 million with it
"...taxes to state coffers under the "Robin Hood" recapture system. With it went the extra $800 million that Aycock..."

May 14, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Barely Adequate
The State Board of Education and legislative finance committees consider the public schools
" fix the state's badly broken public school finance system. The occasion was not nearly as entertaining as the..."

Sept. 20, 2002 News Column by Michael King

Coming Up Lemons
The House Bill on public school finance goes to the floor, and it's all about tax cuts and slot machines
"...Craddick's deal had been struck, nonetheless, and Delisi's amendment..."

May 7, 2004 News Column by Michael King

If It's Broke, Don't Fix It
Texas school finance system ruled constitutional
"...The Texas public school finance system is broken, but not so badly broken that the..."

May 20, 2016 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

School Finance on Trial
Hearing only expected to last a short two and a half hours
"...John Dietz's 2014 ruling finding the current school finance system unconstitutional. Then intervenor groups, including the Texas Association of..."

Aug. 28, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

The Education Session
The Lege takes another run at patching school finance
"...knew they would be coming back to tweak the system after a couple of years of field testing...."

May 1, 2015 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

School Finance: A Timeline
"...1854: Texas lawmakers establish system of free ("adequate" and "equitable") Texas public schools, under..."

May 1, 2015 News Feature

Capitol Briefs
"...of a massive state overhaul of the school funding system following the dismantling of the so-called Robin Hood system...."

June 1, 2007 News Column

The Last Don
Bob Bullock: The Crusty Boss of Texas Politics
"...of the Austin American-Statesman says "gives Bullock an information system to rival the Central Intelligence Agency."..."

Jan. 31, 1997 News Feature by Robert Bryce

School Finance Plan Headed for Hearing
Aycock promises no losers as Senate obsesses on vouchers
"...Scott Hochberg, once quasi-joked that he designed the current system and still only understood about half of it. So..."

April 8, 2015 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...due to property tax caps and the "Robin Hood" system. The recently passed school finance legislation will give AISD..."

May 26, 2006 News Feature

News Roundup: Confederates, Cookies, and Cream
Statues taken down, Blue Bell returns, all is well
" sent to the state under the Robin Hood system. However, that system may not be around much longer...."

Aug. 31, 2015 News Post by the News Staff

Naked City
Public Ed: What's Equal?
"...create a plan to replace the recapture ("Robin Hood") system that requires property-wealthy districts to help subsidize property-poor districts...."

July 4, 2003 News Feature by Michael King

Field of Dreamers
Two dems, five gop candidates vie for district 48 race, but the seat is expected to remain Democratic.
"...keep tax money in AISD under the Robin Hood system will be particularly challenging, they say...."

Feb. 4, 2000 News Feature by Rob D'Amico

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