White Lady Column: But what about the children?

"For years our region has begged the state for a bigger slice of the slot-machine revenues Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun pay to keep their monopoly on gambling, arguing that casino neighbors are the ones paying the cost for added public services.

Now comes a chance to win that argument � for children.

A county education fund would allow schools to hire more tutors, more translators and more English language teachers. All our schools and legislators and both casino-owning Indian tribes should get behind this proposal during a public forum Oct. 22 at Norwich's Kelly Middle School.

Furthermore, if the tribes care as much about the region as they claim, not to mention their own workers, they will ante up more of their gambling profits and match the fund dollar for dollar."

Get the Story:
Bethe Dufresne: Both Casinos Should Ante Up For Area Education (The New London Day 10/8)

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