Tuesday, March 30, 2010

NY Takes Second To Last Place In Race To The Top

Will try to improve its application for $3.4 billion in federal grant money before June 1 deadline



Anonymous said...

Lonsberry today indicated that as long as the teachers union in N.Y.S. will not agree to performance pay even Washington realizes more spending will not matter. Add tenure and our system is doomed to failure.

Hard to argue with this.

Anonymous said...

This might be a blessing in disguise. Those grants are usually short term deals with many strings attached. These strings usually mean lots of intervention form other than local agencies.

Think of when a drug dealer offers the first few doses for free. Once hooked, he has the guy for life.

I would say thanks but no thanks.

Anonymous said...

It's called a crawl to the bottom!

SCATS said...

To 10:42AM ~~ Would you prefer a free-fall? ;)

Charlie Hubbard said...

I strongly recommend the reading of the lead editorial today in the D+C.
It is so good it should be 'required' reading for every politician and school board member in the state.

SCATS said...

To Charlie ~~ I see two of them in the online edition. Thanks for the heads up!