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Arkansas Lottery bill signed into law

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Posted: March 28, 2009, 11:17 pm - IP Logged

Congratulations Arkansas. great idea to fund college scholarships. Good luck with this.

I wish Maryland had stuck with their idea to fund education with lottery win. But, oooh!

building a stadium for a football team was more important then educational books and equipment.

Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

Come on Jackpot!!!

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    Nairobi
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    Posted: March 29, 2009, 4:52 am - IP Logged

    This a fantastic move given that most lottery companies do not help bright needy students in their studies.

    Many companies have turned their companies to a money making machine

    Congrate to them and to you also for always keeping me company at the best website in the world..

    I Agree!

    There are no born heroes or winners........it takes a hammer a chisel,a vision and a will to suffer the blows and be carved into one!..........

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      Posted: March 29, 2009, 10:18 am - IP Logged

      Congrats,  Arkansaw.  With all that lotto money going to fund college scholarships, just as Tennessee did, you will go far in educating a few worthy citizens.  And just as in Tennessee, as soon as the lotto scholarships hit the campii of every college and university, tuition will increase accordingly, freezing out those students not qualified for lotto scholarships.

      Yes; way to go Arkansas.  Us marginal students salute you.

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        Posted: March 29, 2009, 11:08 am - IP Logged

        Campii ! LOL  I love that word, know where you got it.

        College tuition marches upward every year, scholarships or not.  I'm not so certain that it is the scholarships themselves that are the cause, because I haven't seen anything showing Tennessee colleges have increased their tuition faster that the rest of the country.

        The qualifying GPA for scholarships is pretty low.  If a student cannot pull a "C" average then maybe they need to assess if college is the best thing for them, because you need more/better discipline to get good grades in college than you do in HS.

        The thing I like about targeting the lottery funds for something like education (or, as Pennsylvania does, toward the elderly) is that it makes it politically difficult to "steal" the money and use it to fund some useless programs that are being done just to get some politician elected.  Look at what has taken place in North Carolina when the governor is taking education funds away.  (http://www.lotterypost.com/news/191119, http://www.lotterypost.com/news/190751, http://www.lotterypost.com/news/189787)  It will probably be the last time she tries that harebrained maneuver.

         

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          Posted: March 29, 2009, 5:30 pm - IP Logged

          Campii ! LOL  I love that word, know where you got it.

          College tuition marches upward every year, scholarships or not.  I'm not so certain that it is the scholarships themselves that are the cause, because I haven't seen anything showing Tennessee colleges have increased their tuition faster that the rest of the country.

          The qualifying GPA for scholarships is pretty low.  If a student cannot pull a "C" average then maybe they need to assess if college is the best thing for them, because you need more/better discipline to get good grades in college than you do in HS.

          The thing I like about targeting the lottery funds for something like education (or, as Pennsylvania does, toward the elderly) is that it makes it politically difficult to "steal" the money and use it to fund some useless programs that are being done just to get some politician elected.  Look at what has taken place in North Carolina when the governor is taking education funds away.  (http://www.lotterypost.com/news/191119, http://www.lotterypost.com/news/190751, http://www.lotterypost.com/news/189787)  It will probably be the last time she tries that harebrained maneuver.

          Let It All OutI am so taken with  this ludicrous idea that student need more help in college than the foundmental in early childhood education it's all a wash. You have to first get there before  you can use any kind of scholarship let it be the lottery any other.Big mistake major we need more students going to than not , sure way not to get there is no early childhood preparation.So dream on that this decision to support college age or bound student is better. Short changing a state that so desperately need help in the fight of poverty!!!!!!!No NoDisapprove

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            Posted: March 30, 2009, 8:08 am - IP Logged

            Let It All OutI am so taken with  this ludicrous idea that student need more help in college than the foundmental in early childhood education it's all a wash. You have to first get there before  you can use any kind of scholarship let it be the lottery any other.Big mistake major we need more students going to than not , sure way not to get there is no early childhood preparation.So dream on that this decision to support college age or bound student is better. Short changing a state that so desperately need help in the fight of poverty!!!!!!!No NoDisapprove

            I Agree!

            I agree, that's a great way to put it.  Wouldn't it be wonderful to have a lottery that focuses on early childhood development?  If they would do that, some of these kids may get scholarships on their own.  They would certainly have a better shot at it.

            Too many kids are stuck in schools that don't differentiate the teaching to their needs.  They are pushed through the system with barely passing grades.  This is a problem that does not just hurt the kid, it hurts everyone.

            It would be nice to see the additional money put into additional staff, not into wacky new programs and styles of learning.  The system needs more hands-on assistance from qualified teachers.  That way, individual kids -- with individual needs -- can get what they need to thrive.  And that's not just on the kids who need extra attention to keep up, it's also for the gifted kids who need acceleration.

            Yes, I would love to see a lottery dedicate to proceeds to early childhood development, with good oversight.

             

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