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11/20/03

Legislators Meet In Lubbock To Discuss Education Funding

The Mexican American Legislative Caucus met at the Texas Tech Museum to conduct a public forum on public school finance.

The event is the 6th in a series of hearings being held across the state. Representative Pete Gallego of Alpine, Chairs the Caucus and says their mission is to create a system that will benefit all public schools while relieving some of the financial burden from local tax payers.

Texas schools currently operate under a Robin Hood system which means money is taken from property wealthy districts and redistributed to poorer districts. "The challenge with the Robin Hood system is that it only benefits 90 percent of school districts and kids so ten percent of kids and school's don't benefit," said Gallego.

Gallego says it will be difficult to build a system that benefits 100% of schools.

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