Thursday, January 14, 2010

LFT President Steve Monaghan on Race to the Top

In a letter to members of the state's largest education organization, LFT President Steve Monaghan explains why the Federation has chosen to participate in applications for federal Race to the Top funds.

As with any big change, Race to the Top has opposition. In deciding to participate, Monaghan had to carefully balance concerns about the $4.4 billion program against the potential benefits.

In the end, LFT decided to participate in Race to the Top negotiations because, as Monaghan said, "engagement is far better than disengagement, and dialog is better than silence."

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