South Carolina’s Education Lottery has bolstered the state’s funding for scholarships and other initiatives by more than $3 billion over the past 12 years. For the past five years, Paula Harper Bethea has been at the helm of the agency which runs the state lottery. On this program, she shares her perspective on how South Carolina is addressing the education disparity between rural and urban communities, the rising cost of a college education and her ideas for sustaining lottery sales to continue raising money for learning programs. Bob Morgan of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce and Erik Spanberg of the Charlotte Business Journal join the conversation.
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