Illinois announces new gambling curriculum
The Governor of Illinois announced this week a proposal to fund schools by selling the lottery off to the highest bidder.
Shortly thereafter the Commissioner of Education, Dr. Bettin' DeFarm informed state curriculum experts that there would be new Gambling Appreciation Standards put in place for 2006-2007.
"We think 12 th grade is the logical place for these standards. Seniors too often gamble away their last year anyway," explained Dr. Bettin DeFarm.
"Our Illinois gambling standards will have several new strands including: Riverboat Gambling, Internet Poker, Blackjack and more," he continued.
He explained, "Illinois will need a steady stream of gamblers to make sure that this is a good deal for all parties." When a few naysayers expressed doubts about the long term goals of funding noble purposes with gambling dollars, Dr. Bettin' DeFarm said with a roll of the dice, "I wouldn't bet against us."