The biggest myth about the Texas Lottery over the years has been that it was going to put public education on Easy Street. It does raise money for education but only a small part of the $50 billion-plus spent on Texas public schools each year. The biggest irony about the Texas Lottery is that much of the money it raises for education is wagered by the least educated among us, and that share may grow.
TSTA, NEA, and schools across the country thank you for the amazing difference you make in the lives of students, both in and out of the classroom. You are awesome!