POLITICO Pro: “Race to the Top” for education a flop, report finds

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September 12, 2013

By Nirvi Shah

The Obama administration’s signature $4 billion “Race to the Top” initiative, designed to spur far-reaching education reforms across the country and raise student achievement, is largely a failure, an analysis released Thursday concludes.

Most winning states made what the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education labeled “unrealistic and impossible” promises to boost student achievement in exchange for prizes that were ultimately paltry in comparison with their pledges.

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