Texas Gov. Attacks Obama Plan for Grants to Schools
Gov. Rick Perry lashed out Tuesday at a plan by President Barack Obama that would effectively let local Texas school districts circumvent the state's decision to not compete for millions in education reform dollars.
Obama singled out Texas on Tuesday while outlining a proposed $1.35 billion expansion of the "Race to the Top" education grant program, which Perry has denounced as a federal takeover of public schools. The program is currently only available to states, but Obama's proposal would let local school districts compete directly for funding down the road.
"Innovative districts like the one in Texas whose reform efforts are being stymied by state decision-makers will soon have the chance to earn funding to help them pursue those reforms," said Obama, speaking at...
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