Voters in property-rich Texas school districts are extremely reluctant to approve tax increases when half of the additional revenue will flow to poorer districts, a pollster testified last week in a suit challenging the constitutionality of the current state funding system.

A poll in July in three property-rich districts found 90% of voters would turn down a tax hike as long as the current “Robin Hood” system is in effect, according to Larry Harris of the Mason Dixon Polling & Research firm.

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