Pat McCrory on Local Issues


Use lottery money for education, not lottery advertising

To increase our children's access to technology, I'm advocating that we ensure that the education lottery money actually be used for education. Now that's a novel thought that all you've been hearing across North Carolina. We can change some legislation to make that happen.

I'm recommending that we pursue legislation to reallocate a portion of money away from the bloated and frankly annoying advertising and the large administration cost of the Lottery Commission, and we will use that money to directly help our students with technology.

I also think we need to work together to give schools more flexibility to spend lottery funds on digital and virtual learning, which school districts, according to our laws, are not allowed to do right now.

There's a pot of money right now that can only be used on certain things. Why not let all of our districts use that money on technology and virtual learning? This is the future. Why don't we be ahead of the curve as opposed to being behind the curve?

Source: 2013 North Carolina State of the State Address , Feb 18, 2013

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