With a 5-4 vote, the Delaware Joint Finance Committee came to an agreement on how to use the $28 million remaining from the mortgage settlement funds. According to Matthew Albright with the News Journal, $8.1 million of the funds will be used towards educational programs including the following:
$4 million for after-school homework help in high-poverty schools
$4 million for funding to provide remediation for students who get behind in the early grades
$100,000 to Junior Achievement for school programming for at-risk youth
I have to give credit to State Rep. Joe Miro for being the voice of common sense.
If anyone really thinks the SAIL program is going to be temporary, think again. This is part of the Every Student Succeeds Act. And it all fits in with the dark future of education. More government control of children is taking place before our very eyes. I agree some kids need direction because the quality of their home life is not good. However, this plan has the capability of morphing into something permanent. Kids are in school long enough during the regular day. And we want to extend that?