Title One programs come with required monitoring done via state DOE’s since they are the ones that administer the block grants to states. I know that bec. I just rec’d notice that such monitoring will happen on March 9th this year in my district. If programs are not working, they are recommended to be discontinued. Districts have to show that Title One monies they receive are being spent effectively. Many districts rely on these funds. You seem unaware that in many schools it is precisely these funds that pay for reading and math specialists/interventionists who work daily with at risk for failing students who are NOT eligible for Special Ed services or IEP’s. Such students receive supplemental instruction. These days such students are known as Tier 2 students, those not meeting standards. Title One can fund in-school academic tutors for needy students. Title One funds also pay for parent involvement and outreach as well as some PD training for teachers. Some Title One funds can go to afterschool programs that include academic elements, and also to some pre-schools. Title One funds in “schoolwide” program designations pay for books for classroom instruction, classroom libraries, testing materials, and instructional materials for schoolwide use. Title One funds far more than what your limited view suggests. Something like 65% of all US public schools receive at least some Title One funding. Cutting Title One federal funding means either states make up the difference or local tax funding does. Either way, your tax burden will rise.