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Those who do not learn from history....

...are condemned to repeat it.

This exact same scenario has been repeated in every single state that started an "education lottery." A few years after the lottery starts paying money to the schools, the legislature starts thinking, "Hey, they have the lottery money now! We can divert some of the money we used to give to schools to our pet projects."

Then, as the newness of the lottery wears thin, and sales drop off, the schools are underfunded. Right now we're facing a double whammy - sales are dropping not only because of boredom with the lottery, but because of the economy forcing former buyers to tighten their belts....and that same economy prevents the state from restoring former funding levels.

Yeah....we saw it happen EVERYWHERE, but WE were smarter than them. WE weren't going to fall into that trap.

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