Post Tagged with: "Race to the Top"

Diann Woodard Responds to President Barack Obama’s FY2015 Budget Request

President Barack Obama officially released his budget request for Fiscal Year 2015. In response, AFSA President Diann Woodard released the following statement: “Overall, the president’’s budget request for FY15 represents a step in the right direction, and provides a blueprint to move our country forward by investing in education and jobs, raising the minimum wage, closing tax loopholes, supporting workers, […]

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Diann Woodard Response to President Obama’s State of the Union

In response to President Obama’s State of the Union address Diann Woodard, president of AFSA released the following statement: “Last night, the president’s speech centered around opportunity, action and optimism. He stated that one’s ability to get ahead should not be pre-determined, but based on hard work and ambition,” “The president’s call for a much needed investment in our nation’s […]

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Unattainable Goals: Study Shows Missteps of Race to the Top

In September, the Economic Policy Institute and the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education group released “Mismatches in Race to the Top Limit Educational Improvement,” a study showing that the funding goals Race to the Top (RTTT) required of states are out of reach and mismatched with the policy’s aims. RTTT is a competitive grant program intended to encourage and reward […]

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President Woodard Joins Michigan Coalition To Oppose Race to the Top Finalist

Out of the 61 finalists for Race to the Top funding, the newly created “Education Achievement Authority” (EAA) was the only listed finalist from Michigan, which will be responsible for running the lowest performing five percent of the state’s schools. President Woodard joined a coalition made up of educators, parents, and members of the community to send a letter to President Obama and Secretary Duncan opposing this selection.

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