Category Archives: Race-to-the-Top (RttT)

$10K Reward or Reason to Wonder?

I have tried to keep a level head about this particular RTT “initiative”, touted by some as a method of getting the very desirable highly effective teachers to either stay at their high-needs school or move from their already satisfactorily achieving school to … Continue reading

Posted in "Reform Experts", Accountability, Education Reform, Merit Pay, Race-to-the-Top (RttT), Student Success, Teacher Evaluation | 14 Comments

Raising the Bar

Obama Has a Long Way to Go on Education Reform says Pedro Noguera. In an editorial special to CNN regarding President Obama’s comments about education during the recent State of the Union Address, Noguera (professor at New York University and … Continue reading

Posted in Accountability, Education Professionals, NCLB, Race-to-the-Top (RttT), Students and Schools, Teachers and Teaching, Testing | 5 Comments

On RttT, or What About That Trojan Horse?

by Mike Matthews, a second-year teacher in Red Clay This statement was prepared for a gathering of Delaware State Education Association members at a meeting to further discuss the group’s role in ongoing talks over the Federal Race to the … Continue reading

Posted in Education Transformation, Race-to-the-Top (RttT), Teacher Unions | 2 Comments