Comment Request: Race to the Top Program Review Protocols
Abstract: The ARRA, (American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) provides $4.3 billion for the Race to the Top Fund (referred to in the statute as the State Incentive Grant Fund). This is a competitive grant program. The purpose of the program is to encourage and reward States that are creating the conditions for education innovation and reform; achieving significant improvement in student outcomes, including making substantial gains in student achievement, closing achievement gaps, improving high school graduation rates, and ensuring student preparation for success in college and careers; and implementing ambitious plans in four core education reform areas: (a) Adopting internationally bench marked standards and assessments that prepare students for success in college and the workplace; (b) building data systems that measure student success and inform teachers and principals in how they can improve their practices; (c) increasing teacher effectiveness and achieving equity in teacher distribution; and (d) turning around our lowest-achieving schools.
Interested persons are invited to submit comments on or before November 6, 2014.
The Federal government is spending $4.3 billion education dollars collected in taxes from the American public to reward States for complying with illegal measures to control the direction of education to suit the corporate need for a larger workforce and service industry that will “grow the middle class”.
$4.3 Billion dollars spent on creating standards, testing, and data collection and very little spent on providing every child with a developmentally appropriate curriculum that speaks to their gifts and talents, lowering class size, providing a foundation of arts education for every child, providing an experiential education for every child.
It is time to change the direction of education and focus on its true intent, to create a knowledgeable, concerned, actively engaged citizenry that is respectful and assumes the responsibility of creating and becoming an independent government of the people, by the people, for the people.
Our children deserve to have the $4.3 education tax dollars collected spent on them for their education so that they can become involved American citizens in an independent nation.
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