Will turn down federal Race to the Top money to keep what they have
The Virginia Pilot reports that the State of Virginia will turn down federal Race to the Top (RTTT) money so it isn’t forced to drop its superior Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL).
Except, there really was no comparison.
They have some smart folks in Virginia’s education system.
Looking on the bright side, this probably increases Kentucky’s chance to win some RTTT money.
Looking on the dark side, we are going to get saddled with standards that won’t hold up to those in top states like Virginia.