Race to the Top Leaves Children and Future Citizens Behind

Onosko, Joe
September 2011
Democracy & Education;Sep2011, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p1
President Barack Obama's Race to the Top (RTT) is a profoundly fl awed educational reform plan that increases standardization, centralization, and test- based accountability in our nation's schools. Following a brief summary of the interest groups supporting the plan, who is currently participating in this race, why so many states voluntarily submitted proposals, and what features of the plan are most problematic, eight arguments are off ered as to why RTT is highly detrimental to our nation.


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