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So can someone explain to me where all this money from this so-called “Education Lottery” goes?
Every year people are winning millions, upon millions. upon millions of dollars by playing the “North Carolina Education Lottery” which results in millions, upon millions. upon millions of dollars in tax revenue.
Teachers are being laid off.
Schools have friggin’ single-wide trailers (as opposed to true construction additions to their structures) as add-ons for the expanding student populations.
Parents have to buy just about everything under the sun in school supplies, for their kids (and their teachers ); so that they have even the most basic of school supplies.
I mean, what the hell is going on here?
Since when are parents required to buy teachers stick-um pads and other school supplies?
Where’s all these countless millions upon millions of dollars the state rakes in from this “North Carolina Education Lottery” .
I don’t know about anyone else, but something stinks to high heaven, here.
Maybe someone can explain this to me. Maybe breakdown the numbers, connect the dots and fill in the missing gaps. Because I smell doo-doo.
From the “North Carolina Education Lottery” website:
” . 100 percent of the net proceeds of the North Carolina Education Lottery will go to education expenses, including reduced class size in early grades, academic prekindergarten programs, school construction, and scholarships for needy college and university students. “
It doesn’t mention NC specifically, but the first factor is that term in your quote “NET profits”. The article says that more than $48 billion in tickets were sold in 2005 (in all state lotteries combined) and yet only $16 billion was paid out to state education systems – less than 1/4 of gross sales. 16 billion is a lot – until you spread it across 50 states.
Well, HALF of the profits go for a program to put underprivileged 4 year olds into a pre-school program. The chart on the page on the link below shows this and lumps class reduction size in with it, but dig through the figures to really see the millions spent on 4 year old pre-school classes. I think I am the only person in the state that finds this large expenditure of money rather curious, b/c your child and my child cannot participate in this free program unless your child is determined to be “at risk.” I would really like to see how this program is measurably doing anything that is actually improving education in NC.
50 percent of the total remainder shall be used for reduction of class size ratios in early grades to 18 children per teacher and for prekindergarten programs for at-risk four year olds who would not otherwise be served in high-quality settings.
40 percent of the total remainder shall be used for school construction. Roughly 65 percent of this total shall be distributed to each county based on total school enrollment. The remaining 35 percent of this total shall be distributed to each county with average effective county property tax rates above the state average based on total school enrollment.
10 percent of the total remainder shall be used for college scholarships for students who qualify for the federal Pell Grant. These scholarships can be used at North Carolina public and private universities and community colleges.Interesting title. So can someone explain to me where all this money from this so-called "Education Lottery" goes? Every year people are
Alice Garland, “N.C. Education Lottery: Igniting the Power to Dream” (Sept 6)
September 6, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Alice Garland, Executive Director
N. C. Education Lottery
N.C. Education Lottery: Igniting the Power to Dream
Alice Garland helped start the N.C. Education Lottery and has served as its executive director for seven years. Under her leadership, the lottery has grown into a $2 billion a year business in North Carolina that raises more than half a billion for education programs in our state. She is a leader in the lottery industry in the United States, highly regarded for her work in the area of responsible gaming.
Garland is the second vice president of the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, the professional association representing the lottery industry in the United States and Canada and chairs the association’s Responsible Gaming Committee. She also is vice chair of the Multi-State Lottery Association, a nonprofit organization which operates the two major jackpot games, Powerball and Mega Millions, on behalf of its member lotteries, and serves on its Development Committee.
For more than 36 years, Garland has served in executive posts handling governmental affairs and communications, including positions as assistant secretary for communications and external affairs with the N.C. Department of Commerce; director of public affairs for ElectriCities of North Carolina; and Director of Policy for the State Employees Association of North Carolina.
Garland, a native of Greeneville, Tenn., has lived in Raleigh for more than 47 years. She received a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary with a major in urban studies and a minor in economics and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been a member of the Raleigh Kiwanis Club for 26 years and is a past president. She served for six years on the board of director of the Public School Forum. She is married and has three adult children.Alice Garland, “N.C. Education Lottery: Igniting the Power to Dream” (Sept 6) September 6, 2017 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Alice Garland, Executive Director N. C. Education Lottery N.C. ]]>