States walk away from Race money
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|Tue, 06-01-2010 - 12:12pm|
MINNEAPOLIS - About two dozen states are going back to Washington for another shot at billions in education grants under the "Race to the Top" program, but at least nine others with more than 7 million children are opting out of trying a second time.
For them, a chance at hundreds of millions of dollars wasn't enough to overcome the opposition of teachers unions, the wariness of state leaders to pass laws to suit the program and fears of giving up too much local control.
How are your respective states doing? Are they reapplying or walking away? Have you, as educators, been involved in any way?
My husband and quite a few of our friends are teachers, so this is always a big topic of conversation here. I'd love to hear viewpoints from people in other states too though.