White House Wants States to 'Race to the Top'

Stimulus money to be tied to education performance metrics

Thursday, November 12, 2009

The White House has a plan to have states compete for cash prizes for their school systems, funded from $4 billion in stimulus money. It's being called the "Race to the Top." To explain what the program could mean, we speak with Beth Fertig, education reporter at WNYC. She is also the author of the book, “Why cant u teach me 2 read?: Three Students and a Mayor Put Our Schools to the Test.” For a skeptic's view, we also speak to Jeanne Allen, president of the Center for Education Reform in Washington, D.C.

Guests:

Jeanne Allen and Beth Fertig

Contributors:

David J Fazekas

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.