The Pros And Cons Of Lotteries In Education

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Has the lottery truly helped fund public education as promised? Lotteries have existed for much of human history. There is evidence that traces lotteries all the way back to Europe in the 15th century (Willmann 1). The lotteries then made their way across the Atlantic from England to what would eventually become the United States. The first American lottery was established in Puerto Rico in 1934 and the second followed in New Hampshire in 1964. Since its conception there has been debate over whether using lotteries to generate revenue for state-funded programs is ethical. Lotteries may not only be unethical, but they may also be ineffective at what they’re promised to do: raise state revenues for education.
While the lotteries do generate revenue,
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