Prediction: Obama’s and Arne Duncan’s “Race To The Top” $4.5 billion funding race with it’s focus on testing and charter schools (which is supposed to be innovative, but is just NCLB reborn and repackaged – the same thing that hasn’t worked for the last decade plus), will result in states and schools and school boards focusing on how to get the money for our schools and our area and lose focus on REAL innovation and what is best for our children. Let the race begin!
BTW … if to “be innovative” you are restricted to plans that require testing and charters … doesn’t that totally stifle real innovation? Or innovation that might not rely on testing to prove success at least?
I hope I’m wrong … really I do.
Learning is messy!
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