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Lottery's latest disbursement to schools: $112 million

Posted April 27, 2010

N.C. Education Lottery

— The North Carolina Education Lottery on Friday transferred $112 million to the state for education spending, bringing the total over almost five years to $1.469 billion.

NCEL and schools: Where the money goes

State law designates that 50 percent of proceeds be split between pre-kindergarten programs for at-risk 4-year-olds and reducing class sizes in the early grades, 40 percent to school construction and 10 percent to college scholarships.


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  • christinecotton Apr 28, 2010

    ncdouglas said it all -

  • justafella Apr 27, 2010

    Glad to see me $1 went to a goode cause.

  • indrdw Apr 27, 2010

    Someone says schools need to teach parenting skills? Funny, I didn't know this was what education was about. No one taught me parenting skills when I got married at 17, had my first child at 19 and another 3 years later. Of course back then the idea was to be married, then have kids and you did not think the world owed you a living and being poor was no excuse to be mean, immoral, or treat your children like dogs. There was a thing called decency and values were taught in school and if you didn't learn any at home you still better behave at school. I will reiterate, poverty is no excuse and all the money in the world is not going to fix this problem.

    The government is not able to fix the mess it has made. People you better be the person that sees to your childs education and welfare, if you think the school system is going to do it you are wrong.

  • dk12 Apr 27, 2010

    WHAT a JOKE!!!
    112 million..when each district could use that much.
    why does the plus of lottery get subtracted from the general fund for education?? corrupt government!! if the lottery was just a plus for education I would buy tickets..every day..it is not..so I DON'T AND WILL NOT!
    put another way..OUR LOTTERY IS A TAX. voluntary at that..its the only TAX that IS voluntary.

  • shawn36003 Apr 27, 2010

    I agree with SO LOW!!!!!!!!

  • hpr641 Apr 27, 2010

    Great, with all the money going to the schools, maybe soon all of our schoolkids will have learned enough math skills to understand what 195,294,054:1 or 175,711,536:1 means.

    Thank you NC Democrats - you pocketed the kickbacks from the gaming companies, although a lot of you did get put in prison for your criminality, but hey, look at the legacy you left us: A lottery that you said would make a measurable difference in our schoolkids' performances. You also said not to worry about it becoming a slippery slope leading to full-service casinos in NC ... btw, have you recently mentioned that part to the Lumbees?

  • Joani P. Apr 27, 2010

    This doesn't seem like much money considering it's coming from the "BIG LOTTO". And if you don't like my grammer... byte me!

  • dugmeister Apr 27, 2010

    Stormy 13 wrote ----> "First of all, individuals posting regarding this story need to know proper grammar!"
    uh.. since when? you ain't the moderator!!! Sure are BOSSY.... orange juh?
    How bout I make up some rules too? (since we are making them up on the fly). If the first character of your Golo id is an 'S' and the last character is a '3' you HAVE to use improper grammar to post a comment on this story.

  • SO LOW Apr 27, 2010

    fifty percent to at risk four year olds?????? You are kidding? How about teaching parenting skills to those same at risk students? When are people going to figure out that pouring money into a system to take them out of the house at 4 years old, is not the answer to the problem- lack of parenting skills is the problem and the half of a billion dollars they are throwing at it is not going to solve the problem.

    And before anybody gets upset, I know it's not 100% parenting skills but it is about 90% of the problem. If you can't take care of your kids and provide the proper lifestyle, don't have them... it does nothing but burden society!

  • apcreech Apr 27, 2010

    Thank goodness they gave the money to the schools...now can someone tell me why they're in a budget crunch, I thought the lottery would save them all. I even heard it would heal the sick.