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The Precedented Scale of Race to the Top

November 19, 2009 pm30 1:16 pm

borrowed from Tuttle SVC – a great education blog by Tom Hoffman from Providence (if you like this, go and read more of his stuff)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Precedented Scale of Race to the Top

Tennessee — eligible for $150 – $250 million from RttT:   The city school board is expected to sign an agreement today with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will funnel more than $90 million to Memphis for a plan to change how teachers are hired, placed, evaluated and retained.Pennsylvania — eligible for $200 – $400 million: In what officials said would be the largest grant ever made directly to the Pittsburgh Public Schools, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has offered the district $40 million for sweeping initiatives to maximize teacher effectiveness.Florida — eligible for $350 to $700 million: TAMPA — The finish line is in sight for the Hillsborough County School District, which agreed Tuesday to accept a $100 million teacher effectiveness grant if the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation offers it.And remember…  AUSTIN – For the $300 million spent on merit pay for teachers over the last three years, Texas was hoping for a big boost in student achievement.But it didn’t happen with the now-defunct program, according to experts hired by the state.

Second verse, same as the first…



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  1. kibrolv permalink
    November 20, 2009 pm30 12:06 pm 12:06 pm

    … could be better but it’s gonna be worse.

    why do we keep letting ’em call it “education” again?
    nobody ever seems to *learn* anything…

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