#TBT – 1/11/2008 – Opinion: Students lose in this shell game

#ThrowBackThursday to this opinion piece printed in the Tampa Bay Times on January 11, 2008¬†from Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, member of the Florida Tax and Budget Reform Commission, former president of Florida State University and former member of the Florida House of Representatives.

Read the full piece on the Tampa Bay Times website here :

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Opinion: Students lose in this shell game

“The claim that gambling revenue funds education is nothing more than a shell game, and though the odds are not with gamblers in Florida, they are getting a better payoff than the supposed beneficiaries – Florida students. Gamblers occasionally win, but the legislative handling of gambling money assures that education does not benefit at all.”