Monday, March 15, 2010
Refreshing Idea from Kathy Cox
I about fell out of my chair when I saw this headline on CommunityRadar.com today:
"Cox: Raise Lottery Ticket Prices For Schools"
Finally, someone talking about ways to keep funding levels for education where they are. Now if we can only get folks to stay disciplined about budget priorities even if we maintain revenue.
It is frustrating that it takes a budget crisis to focus attention on our public funding but at least we are having the dialog ...
What do you think about a $1.50 Lotto ticket? I can't think of a good reason not to do this as a stop-gap measure with a sunset clause based on property tax recovery.
I also spotted this impassioned plea for Fernbank's STT from an op-ed at AJC:
DeKalb: County can't lose its science jewel
I agree with the writer that it would be tragic to lose this program but compared to what??? That's the rub with a deficit of the size we have. I'll gladly suffer a 50 cent increase on my lotto ticket to save this "crown jewel" and even some of the rusty iron underpinnings of our public system.