What schools deserve the money?

I received a letter from the Alabama Department of Education the other day announcing that 50 schools across the state will received $20,000 each because of the good job they did in third grade reading gains during the 2017-18 school year. I began scratching my head.

The Alabama Legislature allocated the money for this program during its last session. The letter I received stated “Today, the 50 schools that will receive this earmarked funding are recognized for their efforts in showing the most improvement in last year's third grade reading results.

I found it a little ironic since a few years...