“Lotto and Power Ball are a tax on the poor and people who can’t do math.” -Dave Ramsey
This quote got me thinking.
Circle one. Where do people who can’t do math learn to do math? Answer, state schools. Where do state schools get money? Answer, the lottery. Who plays the lottery? Answer, people who can’t do math.
Circle two. Why do people play the lottery? Answer A: they can’t do math (see circle one). Answer B: They need money. Why do they need money? Answer, they are poor. Where do poor people go to school? Answer, state schools. Where do state schools get their money? Answer, poor people.
Hmm. If I understand correctly, our school system’s funding depends on people who can’t do math and need money. Yet they promise these people the ability to learn math, and the potential for employment (money) in the future. But for their very existence, they must not teach math properly, or people will stop playing the lottery.