View Full Version : Race to the Top Commencement Challenge in Dire Straits

03-08-2011, 12:39 PM

President Obama may be humbled by the dramatically decreased number of schools requesting his presence at commencement ceremonies compared with last year, when more than 1,000 schools competed to secure a commencement address from President Obama.

Race to the Top Commencement Challenge in Dire Straits (http://thenewamerican.com/index.php/culture/education/6611-race-to-the-top-commencement-challenge-in-dire-straits)

Raven Clabough | The New American (http://thenewamerican.com/)
08 March 2011


Race to the Top, which President Obama glowingly spoke of in his dismal State of the Union address, is a $4.35 billion U.S. Department of Education boondoggle to get state and local education systems to adopt national reforms affecting curriculum and teacher preparation, but the real aim of the program is to create a national education system conducted from Washington, much like the centralized systems in Europe and Asia.

Race to the Top For More Federal Control (http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/opinion/sam-blumenfeld/6074-race-to-the-top-for-more-federal-control)

Dr. Samuel Blumenfeld
28 January 2011

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03-08-2011, 02:42 PM
Who in hell would want that stooge dirtying up their campus?