"Race to the Top" vote today

Jan 5, 2010

Both houses of the state legislature will vote today on an education plan that would allow California to compete for up to $700 million in funding under President Obama's Race to the Top program. The legislation includes some controversial provisions, including one that would allow students in the 1,000 worst schools in California to apply to a better school anywhere in the state. Also included is a parent trigger provision that would allow parents to petition to reform failing schools. Larry talks the pros and cons of Race to the Top.

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