Monday, January 11, 2010

State lagging in race for education funding 

Here's Joe on Wisconsin:

Meanwhile, other states are successfully passing last-minute education reform measures as they try to take advantage of hundreds of millions of dollars in extra education funding, and that may eclipse Wisconsin's efforts, said Joe Williams, executive director of Democrats for Education Reform.

"As good as things looked a month or two ago for states like Wisconsin (which passed four education reform bills in November), Wisconsin is now in a position where, if it doesn't take some drastic steps on things like mayoral control, it's going to be hard for them to make a strong case," said Williams, whose group has been tracking states' efforts in Race to the Top maneuvering.

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