Casino cash will pay for kids' textbooks

Parents are reaping a new kind of casino payout -- money generated from the French Lick Resort and Casino is being used to cover the cost of textbook rentals. Full Story
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Jim

Centertown, KY

#22 Jul 20, 2007
another mom wrote:
Would someone in the world just be happy for once. It sounds to me like the Casino is volunteering this money. Thank you French Lick. Maybe, something can been done for the good with the money that we choose to gamble with.
You shouldn't beg money from casinos for your kids.

It isn't the casinos job to buy books for kids.

Soon the people who can afford books will want theirs paid for also.

See how it works?
another mom

Nineveh, IN

#23 Jul 20, 2007
Jim wrote:
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You shouldn't beg money from casinos for your kids.
It isn't the casinos job to buy books for kids.
Soon the people who can afford books will want theirs paid for also.
See how it works?
If I choose to gamble and I do once in a while, and I lose, let the winners help out where help is needed. For your information, I have never been to French Lick's Casino...and I have a son going to be a junior this year...I will pay for his books, because I can afford to gamble once in a while. I am not even in the district that they are helping, it's just great that someone or some organization is. It is our right to gamble if we want to.
Say What

Indianapolis, IN

#24 Jul 20, 2007
Jim wrote:
Democrats want to raise your children from cradle to grave.
...While the republicans want to take them to bed....
First thought

AOL

#25 Jul 20, 2007
Society wrote:
The untold part of this story is all the math books which are a part of this program only feature subtraction. As in, Josh has $10, goes to the casino, and loses $6. How much does he have left?
Darn, Josh can go back again. I've never done that well.
Jackash

Bloomington, IN

#26 Jul 20, 2007
IF you know anything about that area, you would not make stupid comments about the free text books, 3 or 4 students in the School in French Lick are below poverty income levels,
Jackash

Bloomington, IN

#27 Jul 20, 2007
Should read 3 out of 4
Tax Poor

Mount Eden, KY

#28 Jul 20, 2007
Jim wrote:
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Because it is their kids and their responsibility.
I am a taxpayer, my taxes go to schools, I choose not to buy your kids school books.
If people can't afford books for thier kids, they should have waited to have them until they could.
Your choice!! Don't go to the casino!!
yoyo

Indianapolis, IN

#29 Jul 20, 2007
Morons, how long do you think it will be before that money is diverted to other more "necessary" projects?
Welcome Dick Cheney as our new master, because he has been running the U.
S. govt for damn near 40 years.
Adult World

Indianapolis, IN

#30 Jul 23, 2007
Society wrote:
The untold part of this story is all the math books which are a part of this program only feature subtraction. As in, Josh has $10, goes to the casino, and loses $6. How much does he have left?
Advanced Math: Josh has $10, the government takes $4, goes to the casino, and loses $6. How much does the government take?
Old-Schooled

Indianapolis, IN

#31 Jul 25, 2007
I pay 50% of my Marion County property taxes to IPS-- my kid goes to a Washington Twp. school, why can't I direct the money there?

Public schools are just discount private schools with all the fees levied these days. Either tax me and don't charge for the schoolbooks, or DON'T tax me, and I'll pay as she goes.

Can't wait to pull those levers in November...

Since: May 07

paoli, indiana

#32 Jul 28, 2007
Ok, as a casino employee and a parent of 2, noone has their hands out asking for the books to be payed for. Mr. Cook offered that as a way of helping out in a world where too many people have forgotten about helping out their fellow man. It is his way of using his money to help those who are going through hard times in a area that jobs where in short supply of, unlike some of you better than you snobs who wouldnt know what it means to help out another person.the way i see it for all those against Mr.Cook paying for school books, you used your money to pull the slots or at the gameing tables, now it is his money-- he can do with it as he wants, and if what he wants is to help out others that could use it..... then God Bless him and his family.
StayCalmBaby

Newberry, IN

#33 Jul 30, 2007
What is wrong with contributing to the common good? It's the CHritian thing to do.
StayCalmBaby

Newberry, IN

#34 Jul 30, 2007
Old-Schooled wrote:
I pay 50% of my Marion County property taxes to IPS-- my kid goes to a Washington Twp. school, why can't I direct the money there?
Public schools are just discount private schools with all the fees levied these days. Either tax me and don't charge for the schoolbooks, or DON'T tax me, and I'll pay as she goes.
Can't wait to pull those levers in November...
All kids should be bused based on their parent's incomes. It doesn't make any sense having kids of the same socio-economic background in the same school. It shouldn't matter which school your money goes to, as a matter of fact it shouldn't go to any one particular school at all. You should pay your share for all school fees, books, and lunches. No parent should have to spend a dime on their kid from k-12 for school fees of any kind. As for being socialist? I sure hope so, it would be a lot better than the way it is now. I would vote for a socialist candidate and I teach my children to do the same.
Local Boy

United States

#35 Jul 30, 2007
Jim wrote:
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Because it is their kids and their responsibility.
I am a taxpayer, my taxes go to schools, I choose not to buy your kids school books.
If people can't afford books for thier kids, they should have waited to have them until they could.
So are you going to ask my kids to pay your medicade and social security? Living off the charity of my hard working children while you sit in your retirement home complaining about how you are not appreciated!
Do my kids a favor and die before your 65
Tim

Decatur, IL

#36 Aug 7, 2007
I am not fat nor a smoker nor do I drive a car that sucks gas.I an not retarted,I am not old and need care,I am not sick or have seen a doctor for years,I dont cause trouble and have never called the police,I have never had a fire or needed the fire department,I am not disabled or blind or lost a leg in the war "hell I dont need much at all " so I want all my tax money back".Well it dont work that way people.

My kids will be paying for you and all other programs you will need when you get "old" so get off there backs and stop whineing.The problems is with the waste of money by our elected officals.By the way your tax money by the millions is paying for free books and education for the children in iraq..........
Tim

Decatur, IL

#37 Aug 7, 2007
staycalmbaby

Very nice point.

It must also be noted that all people who reside in indianapolis pay property taxes in one way or another.I rent and my landlord said that 5% to 8% of my rental amount is applied to property taxes that is charged to our property owner thus adjusted for yearly when a new lease is signed yearly.

I am a single father of three and last year book rental fee was $450.00."ouch".

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