New York (and several other states) were awarded Race to the Top money. Does this money translate to big changes for teachers? Race to the Top changes have the potential to create a more consistent flow of information, encourage effective teaching and leadership and promote student achievement - but it remains to be seen whether it will or not.
27 states have already adopted national education standards. On Monday, New York State also adopted the standards. As states move forward with adopting national standards, how does this change education? In the end, what do these national standards really mean for teachers, students and schools?
Race to the Top: What Matters Most?6 Comments
In “The Teachers’ Unions’ Last Stand: How Obama’s Race to the Top Could Revolutionize Public Education,” New York Times Magazine, Steven Brill argues that “what the reformers have come to believe matters most is good teachers.”