Why Is California Losing the Race to the Top?

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President Obama set aside $4.3 billion for education reform and told states to compete in what he called, the Race to the Top.  Governor Schwarzenegger and the Legislature battled for weeks before enacting a package of new laws, in the hopes of winning $700 million in federal dollars.  Today, 16 winning states were announced out of 41 that applied -- but the Golden State was a loser. We ask the State Superintendent of Public Education and others what happened.


Lesli Maxwell - Staff Writer, Education Week, Jack O'Connell - California Department of Education

Warren Olney

Karen Radziner, Darrell Satzman, Andrea Brody