School systems set up own tutoring services to win federal dollars

09/22/2004 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

Across the country, more school districts are competing for a share of federal tutoring funds by providing their own after-school services to low-achieving students. While supporters of in-house tutoring say districts offer certified teachers familiar with the curriculum, critics question how a system whose failure created the need for remedial help in the first place can then be permitted to provide the tutors.

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