A link to a fellow education blogger who has some interesting thoughts on the recent RTTT announcements, and some deeper questions as to how the decision could have been made. Below is the the list as it was posted today for the first round FINALIST.

Well the list is out as they say for RTTT:
Race to the Top Finalists Named

Today the United States Department of Education (USDoE) announced 15 states and the District of Columbia as finalists for the first round of the $4 billion Race to the Top (RTTT) competitive grant program. The 16 RTTT finalists are:
The District of Columbia
New York
North Carolina
Rhode Island
South Carolina and

All of the states chosen as first round finalists will be required send a team of up to five people to make a presentation in defense of their applications to the USDoE on the week of March 15th. Not all first round finalists will win first round funding. First round winners will be announced in early April.


About Gary M Wolfe

The Author spent 10 years as a member of the Milford Delaware Board Of Education, and is currently seeking the 18th Senatorial seat in the Delaware Legislature.
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2 Responses to

  1. It doesn’t take a high school degree to see who helped Arne write the script….that would be Mass Insight and the round of folk they’re in bed with.

    Diane Ravitch’s book came out in time to put some serious challenges to the ‘reform’ movement that has led to teaching little more to kids than to the tests.

    While the teachers unions are key to why students are faced with often inadequate classroom experiences, low-performing teachers is not the whole can of beans.

  2. kilroysdelaware says:

    looks like USDOE might hold to 12. Can you imagine how ticked off states who applied and rejected will be! They’ll be just like parents of children who didn’t get in Charter School of Wilmington crying foul. Duncan suckered mnay states to change their charter school laws allowing more charter schools. That’s what RTTT is all about! Wasting 4.5 billion dollars on cat and mouse games is peanuts. After Obama is out Duncan is set for life at some charter school management company. Ducan lives in Viginia because the schools are better than D.C. for his kids. Viginia is not on the list. Delaware is a Biden shoe-in!

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