Ohio Will Apply For Federal "Race To The Top" Funds

President Barak Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the draft applications for the $4.35 billion “Race to the Top” funds on Friday, July 24.

“This competition will not be based on politics, ideology, or the preferences of a particular interest group,” stated President Obama in a speech delivered at the U.S. Department of Education headquarters in Washington.

“Instead, it will be based on a simple principle-whether a state is ready to do what works. We will use the best data available to determine whether a state can meet a few key benchmarks for reform-and states that outperform the rest will be rewarded with a grant. Not every state will win and not every school district will be happy with the results,” continued Obama.

[Read more…]