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

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