Grant program pays dividends in Brookyn Center

  • Article by: MARIA ELENA BACA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 25, 2012 - 4:54 PM

A federal grant funds after-school classes in Brooklyn Center that constructively engage students, and help build skills for life.

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inrealitySep. 25, 1211:46 PM

It's great that the kids are doing well but the fact of the matter it isn't the role of the federal government to fund local after school programs. This doesn't even make sense. Why should the federal government tax residents of Florida, siphon off money at the federal level and then give a grant to Minnesota? We would (and do) have enough revenue to handle all our local educational needs if we weren't taxed so high and our government schools didn't waste so much. A thriving private education system would benefit all these kids greatly but it would come at the expense of government jobs and unions. At some point we have to make a decision, do we want a thriving economy & free market education system where our children benefit and parents have control or do we want a big government system that simply moves money around like a shell game and makes you feel good when you finally get a handout?

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