Concerns arise about funding for new reading initiative

“Shannon Cotsoradis, chief executive of the advocacy group Kansas Action for Children, said she thought the initiative was ill conceived.
‘We are deeply troubled by the idea of using millions of dollars in TANF money to pay for literacy work,’ she said. ‘These are dollars that are meant to help the lowest-income families in the state.’
It is ‘counter-intuitive,’ she said, to think that children whose ‘basic needs – food, shelter, utilities – aren’t being met’ due to recent restrictions in TANF eligibility would come to school ready to learn.”
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