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This high school kid in my area gives free music lessons to children in elementary school since budget cuts have removed music instruction from the schools. He's up for a $10,000 scholarship, but needs your vote! Please vote here, it's just one click: http://memorymakers.montagehotels.com/entry/7830420
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ScottC123 Wrote:This high school kid in my area gives free music lessons to children in elementary school since budget cuts have removed music instruction from the schools. He's up for a $10,000 scholarship, but needs your vote! Please vote here, it's just one click: http://memorymakers.montagehotels.com/entry/7830420

What's so sickening is that this needs be done (private charity) to get music education to those who are most impressionable, most eager to learn. It's that cut in funding by states and localities and why it's done: their money is channeled to STEM or Biz-practical courses. The reason the state lotteries exist is to channel money to (among other deserving segments) schools. But this is not an addition to state/local funding of education, it's an offset. If $100 million goes to schools from gambling, activities, that means $100 million does not have to come from tax revenues. It's the poor /working poor who play lotteries; that means the well-to-do/businesses can be less lightly taxed to support those who will benefit them in the future. It's a race to the bottom and, ultimately, we all suffer. End of rant.
A man accustomed to hear only the echo of his own sentiments, soon bars all the common avenues of delight, and has no part in the general gratification of mankind--Dr. Johnson
What he said. Amen, Bro--JazzboCR
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