NEA at Odds With Obama Team Over 'Race to the Top' Criteria
Union's Complaints Could Foreshadow NCLB Replay
Call it the seven-month itch.
After emphasizing its agreement with President Barack Obama’s education reform agenda for more than half of his first year in office, the National Education Association has finally taken to the offensive, formally announcing its opposition to core elements of the Obama administration’s proposed guidelines for the $4.35 billion Race to the Top program.
Among other areas, the NEA says it cannot support the fund’s endorsement of using test scores for evaluating teachers, increasing the number of charter schools, and bolstering what the union calls “fast-track” alternative...
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