Tuesday, August 24, 2010

NY State 1 Of 9 Race To The Top Recipients

$696 million in federal education funding grant called "critical"

"New York's schools have made strong strides towards excellence and this grant will accelerate that progress. This is great news for parents, teachers, and taxpayers across the state." ~~ Sen. Chuck Schumer




Anonymous said...

A "plan" is what the coach has BEFORE the game is played. What will make this plan work is execution: higher graduation rates, lower drop out rates, higher test scores on meaningful tests. If those are not accomplished, this will just be one more wasted federal program.

Alexis de Tocqueville warned of the degeneration of democracy when the leaders discover they can do anything if they bribe the people with their own money. We'll be watching!

SCATS said...

To 9:31AM ~~ That's an astute observation. Thanks for sharing it :)

Anonymous said...

Does the graduation rate correlate to the crime rate in Greece?

SCATS said...

To 10:36AM ~~ Asked differently, does the drop-out /failure rate correlate to the crime rate?

Anonymous said...

I'd ask "what was Paterson thinking?" but I guess we all already know.