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ERIC Number: EJ815233
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct-15
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
States Roll Dice on New Funding: Gambling Linked to School Aid in Fresh Wave of Ballot Measures
McNeil, Michele
Education Week, v28 n8 p1, 24 Oct 2008
This article reports that amid tight budgets and shrinking revenue, states are wagering that voters in next month's elections will agree to expand state-sanctioned gambling in exchange for increased school aid. Initiatives on six state ballots Nov. 4 involve gambling revenue intended to raise money for everything from community college funding and college scholarships to general K-12 operating aid. For some school advocacy groups and teachers' unions, new or expanded gambling operations are a way to raise more funding when a tax increase isn't politically possible. Even before the current global financial crisis, the states' revenue outlook was bleak. The latest tally counted 31 states with budget deficits totalling $40 billion--funding gaps that have already prompted at least 12 states to make targeted cuts to K-12 programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Kindergarten; Middle Schools; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States