Why Is Race to the Top Rewarding States With Low Proficiency Standards?

By 05/03/2010

Print | NO PDF |

Education Next’s Paul Peterson and Chester E. Finn, Jr. talk this week (May 6) about why Tennessee and Delaware, which received very low scores in a new evaluation of state proficiency standards, nonetheless were the big winners of round 1 of Race to the Top.

Listen to the Podcast

For more on this topic, see “State Standards Rising in Reading but Not in Math,” by Paul Peterson and Carlos Xabel Lastra-Anadon, from the Summer 2010 issue of Education Next.

Peterson and Finn’s previous podcasts:
Do U.S. Students Spend Enough Time Learning?
Florida Governor Vetoes School Reform Bill
Will NCLB be reauthorized this year?
The New Normal for Federal Education Spending
Choice and Residential Segregation
Studies Find No Effects
Focus of School Reform Shifting to Teachers
Are Middle Schools or Middle Schoolers the Problem?
Biggest Spender in Politics: The NEA
Saving Jobs or Stimulating Reform?
Election Postmortem
Will Congress Reroute the Preschool Juggernaut?
Voters Choose Neighborhood Schools over Socioeconomic Diversity
The Nobel Committee Isn’t the Only One Giving Speculative Prizes
Will Michelle Rhee Triumph?
Will the Federal Role in Education Double?
Charter Schools Narrow Achievement Gaps in New York City (10/1/09)
What Congress Is Not Working On
Charter Schools, Unions, and Linking Teachers with Student Achievement Data

Sponsored Results

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University - Ideas Defining a Free Society

Harvard Kennedy School Program on Educational Policy and Governance

Thomas Fordham Institute - Advancing Educational Excellence and Education Reform