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The Kind Of Policy We Must Never Make Again,by Nathan Robinson, editor, Current Affairs

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This article brilliantly explains why Race to the Top was not only a failure but a disaster. '“There is something deeply objectionable about nearly every part of Race To The Top. First, the very idea of having states scramble to compete for federal funds means that children are given additional support based on how good their state legislatures are at pleasing the president, rather than how much those children need support. Michigan got no Race to the Top money, and Detroit’s schools didn’t see a penny of this $4.2 billion, because it didn’t win the “race.” The focus on “innovation,” data, and technology is misguided, too. Innovation is not necessarily improvement—it’s easy to make something new that isn’t actually any better. RTT was wrong: It prioritized data collection for its own sake, didn’t actually boost achievement and wasn’t based on evidence.'


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