Closing in on the first week of lottery sales, I figured I would add a little reminder on the fact that lottery sales do not really help education. From WFMY:
But critics are already howling about Easley's plan to use some funds for existing education programs instead of new ones.
Not only that. The funds may not even always going to go to education:
Some other lottery states have passed laws to protect the money. But in North Carolina, the Legislature can decide, with a simple majority vote, to spend the money on something other than schools.