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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

SPS Group Selected as RTTT Finalist

Race to the Top finalists were announced.  The group that Seattle Schools is part of is one of them.  To note, we are the first place locally that I have seen this announcement posted.

9 comments:

seattle citizen said...

To quote Sarcophagus MacAbre, "Doom looms, dearly beloved...doom looms."

Anonymous said...

Good thing SEA members had 2? 3? days to read 22 pages of legal-ese before their representatives voted to rubber stamp another sell out of WEA Jonathan.

Anonymous said...

Good thing SEA members had 2? 3? days to read 22 pages of legal-ese before their representatives voted to rubber stamp another sell out of WEA Jonathan.

Last Minute Midnight

IsntDemocracy

mirmac1 said...

Read it? Why start now?! Just keep lips planted on Sara Morris' a**...

Anonymous said...


Last Minute Midnight IsntDemocracy

Re: Race to the Trough

I can look at my notes but I seem to recall the RTT measure passing by 10 - 15 votes. The vote was that close. Even though I voted against it I would hardly call what happened a "rubber stamping".

Considering that many reps found out quite late that the union meeting would be at Blaine in Magnolia, I am surprised at the number of people who actually made it there.

--Old School Music

dan dempsey said...

Race to Top Consolation Prize: $200M for STEM

By Michele McNeil on November 16, 2011 3:46 PM

UPDATED

The U.S. Department of Education has now spelled out what the nine runner-up finalists from last year's Race to the Top competition must do to get a piece of the $200 million consolation prize.

So much for any local control in the era of big brother calls the shots.

dan dempsey said...

Looks like there are around 200 districts as finalists...

See this

NOVEMBER 27, 2012
Finalists announced in district-level Race to the Top competition

By Jackie Mader

School districts in Arizona, California and Georgia are among 61 finalists in the $400 million federal Race to the Top-District competition, which will fund district-wide efforts to close the achievement gap and raise teacher effectiveness.

The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday released a list of finalists that represent more than 200 school districts, including some of the nation’s largest.

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So why are tax dollars distributed disproportionally among our nations schools?
(Because the Obama/Duncan Ed Admin have no regard for the constitution ... and because in far too many ways the oligarchy controls what happens--- Constitution and rights mean next to nothing in education these days)

dan dempsey said...

Correction to above:

There are 61 finalists

HERE

These finalists are setting the curve for the rest of the country with innovative plans to drive education reform in the classroom,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “This competition was designed to support local efforts to close the achievement gap and transform the learning environment in a diverse set of districts, but no matter who wins, children across the country will benefit from the clear vision and track records of success demonstrated by these finalists.”

n said...

Seattle is partnering with two other districts making it a regional cooperative as I recall. I voted against it because I think it promises too much and there was no real plan for how to use the money. Too often we write up idealistic proposals without realistic plans to back them up. In my opinion, this is one of those. Not that much money when you look at the scope of the problem and the promises they made.

Hope Eric M chimes in.