Friday, January 29, 2010

Race for education dollars

A Washington Post article on Maryland sitting out round 1 of RttT, putting the blame where it belongs: the unions and their politician lackeys:

MARYLAND SAT OUT the first round of competition for millions in federal dollars because it has some policies that jeopardize its chances. Changing these outmoded laws would help the state get money, and, more important, it would help education. State Superintendent of Schools Nancy S. Grasmick is right to push for reforms, but it's unclear whether state lawmakers will listen to her good advice or, instead, instructions from state teachers unions.

Applications for the next phase of Race to the Top are due June 1, and Ms. Grasmick is pushing for changes in teacher tenure and compensation.


Race for education dollars

Monday, January 25, 2010; A16

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