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May 21, 2011

Obama Pushes to Replace ‘No Child Left Behind’ with ‘Race to the Top’ This Year

Obama’s weekly address, on education reform, comes on the heels of his commencement address to this year’s graduates of Booker T. Washington High School in Memphis, Tennessee.

Change from the bottom up sounds good. But critics of the reform movement point to a contradiction: Obama talks about giving principals, teachers, and parents control at the local level, but Race to the Top (RTTT) is a top-down strategy.

Need to get up to speed? Some links:

  • Obama’s Weekly Address, May 21, 2011 (link)
  • Race to the Top Program Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
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