Dancer Carmela Cioffi announces at Nassau County Supreme Court in Mineola that 30 strippers at Illusion Gentlemen's Club in Deer Park want to institute a state pole tax to help education funding. (Photo by Howard Schnapp / May 12, 2010)

What's that saying about strippers with hearts of gold?

The 30 strippers at the Illusion Gentlemen's Club in Deer Park say they want to institute a state pole tax to help education funding – starting with their own tips.

"For every girl who goes on the pole, for every set she gives a dollar back," said Carmela Cioffi, 22, a dancer who announced the plan Wednesday at a news conference on the steps of the Nassau County Supreme Court in Mineola.

"Albany's not giving our schools enough money," she added.

Cioffi, who has a 2-year-old son, said she believed that the unorthodox plan would be successful.

"The more people who come, the more money we'll get," she said.

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Still, when pressed for details she was unable to clarify.

"We're not really sure where we're going with this," she said. "We're at the very, very beginning."