Interesting how the award of only two Race to the Top grants has disgruntled some folks. Gov. Bill Ritter Jr. of Colorado complained, “It was like the Olympic Games, and we were an American skater with a Soviet judge from the 1980s.”
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan has set the bar extremely high for Race to the Top, as it should be. If we want to develop truly world-class schools, then we can't accept the status quo and throw money at it. Here's hoping that Duncan holds to the high standards.