Race to the Top finalists to be announced tomorrow
Education Secretary Arne Duncan will announce in a speech scheduled to start at 1 p.m. tomorrow the list of states that are finalists in the race for a pot of $3.4 billion. Maryland could get as much as $250 million. In its education blog, Ed Week predicts Maryland will be one of 20 finalists.
If there turns out to be as many as 20 finalists in the contest, then it would seem logical that Maryland would be one of them. The state legislature passed laws this winter that make the state much more competitive, but I am not making any predictions. Maryland's perceived weaknesses are its charter school law, and the lack of support from Montgomery County and most teacher unions.
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