NY won the Federal Race to the Top money but except for a longtime Unity rep, the people aren't very happy over at Gothamschools.org. Most believe the funding will be used to further teacher bashing and I agree.
Diane Ravitch explained it all earlier this month.
Yesterday, Professor Ravitch kind of summed it up succinctly: "Gosh, as a result of Arne's largesse, NY will have many more charters, teachers will be evaluated by whether students scores go up, and many principals and teachers will be fired so their low scoring school can be turned around. Hasn't worked anywhere yet, but hey you never know!"
What do you think?