Legalizing "The Numbers" In The Name Of Education
I like a lottery as much as the next Wonk, but have you ever noticed that when lottery supporters are trying to
Now they're trying to push a re-configuration of the "education lottery" in Illinois.
How much you wanna bet that it'll pass?
I'd also be willing to make a bet that it won't solve the problems of underperforming schools or their budgetary woes.
It's sad to see public education funding becoming dependent (at least partially) on a legalized version of what the Mob used to call, "the numbers."
Funny thing is, when the Mafia ran the numbers, the odds of winning were much better, the payoff was tax-free, and the Organization didn't make promises that it knew it couldn't keep.