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Malloy's 'Robin Hood' Budget Calls For Dramatic Shift In School Funding From Rich To Poor Districts

Malloy's 'Robin Hood' Budget Calls For Dramatic Shift In School Funding From Rich To Poor Districts

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed a state budget Wednesday that would dramatically shift state education funding from wealthier districts to poorer ones — a strategy that heartened urban mayors, vexed leaders in more affluent towns, and led one superintendents' group to label the approach Robin Hood-esque.

Malloy argued that sweeping changes to the state's school financing formula are needed to create a system that is "more equitable, more transparent and more fair." But the suburban backlash and criticism from the state's largest teachers' union was loud and swift.

"You really do not lift the boats of the education budgets of the poor communities by having...

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