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Focus (Paying For Schools) #580300

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 20, 1991
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Map shown of states where courts have ruled their schools' finances are unconstitutional. Report introduced.

(Dallas: Jim Cummins) The explosive educational and tax issue of school finances examined; case of Texas, where a new "Robin Hood" law takes property tax money from wealthy districts and gives it to poor ones, outlined. [Voice of Governor Ann RICHARDS - comments on education.] ["Poor district" school superintendent Charles MATHEWS, "wealthy district" teacher Kathy COMPTON, "poor district" teacher Debra HINCHEN, Carrollton Farmers Branch Schools finance superintendent Mark HYATT, parent Elaine WARNKE - offer differing opinions on the Robin Hood law.] Future of these kinds of state laws discussed.

Cummins, Jim;
Utley, Garrick

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