SPECIAL: State Money for Bogus Tutoring?
COLUMBUS — Hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal money is pouring into the Columbus City Schools District for after-school tutoring programs.But, after months of research, an ABC6 investigation reveals the vast majority of these programs aren’t making the grade.
In fact, as ABC6 Investigator Chris Koeberl finds, most of the students are actually failing.
Sharon Panico, of Sylvan Learning Center, “The goal here is to help children succeed and the goal here is to master some skills that they have not quite mastered.”
The goal of federal Supplemental Education Services money, or S.E.S. funds, is being achieved at this Sylvan Learning Center in Hilliard. Here, children who need a little extra help to keep up in school are getting that assistance after school.
The concept is no child is left behind.
Unfortunately, Koeberl’s ABC6 investigation uncovered that this is one of only a small handful of after-school tutoring programs receiving federal money that’s making the grade in the Columbus area.
In confronting Mussa Farah, Koeberl said, “We are trying to talk to you. We want to get your side of the story about the Horn of Africa.”
“No, talk to my lawyer,” Farah replied. – WATCH VIDEO
SPECIAL: State Money for Bogus Tutoring? A Somali scumbag does it again....a Somali man in Columbus, Ohio is accused of setting up a bogus tutoring center and pocketing thousands of dollars intended for the kids he was allegedly helping.