Sunday, August 23, 2009

Obama's "Race to the Top" Slammed By NEA

The nation's largest teachers union sharply attacked President Obama's most significant school improvement initiative on Friday evening, saying that it puts too much emphasis on a "narrow agenda" centered on charter schools and echoes the Bush administration's "top-down approach" to reform.
The National Education Association's criticism of Obama's $4.35 billion "Race to the Top" initiative charged that "Race to the Top" contradicted administration pledges to give states more flexibility in how they improve schools.

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