The reason states like California didn't win is because they were never intended to win. The purpose of Race to the Top wasn't to award money, but to force policy changes. Now that the policy changes have been approved, there's no reason for Arne Duncan to want to get money to those states. He got what he wanted.Sigh. I don't have any idea if this is true, but it's sad that it's so plausible. Maybe we can repeal our changes, and make the feds give us something if they want us to follow their rules.
Monday, April 12, 2010
Calitics has an interesting post about Race to the Top.