- Jan 16, 2003
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California may not get to participate in President Obama’s Race to the Top education grant system because the state bars school districts from using student testing data in teacher evaluations:
Hot Air Blog Archive Video: Why California really, really needs Race to the Top fundsThe state isn’t likely to see any of the $4.35 billion in competitive federal grants that will be passed out as part of the American Recovery Act if legislators don’t rescind a law that prevents teachers from being evaluated based on student test scores, say federal officials.
“Any state that makes it unlawful to link student progress to teacher evaluation will have to change its ways if it wants to compete for a grant,” President Barack Obama said in a news conference Friday.
California’s education code states that a system tracking teacher data, to be online next year, is not to be used in combination with student information to evaluate teachers.
If anyone wants to know why CA is struggling and why our young people can't put two sentences together needs to watch this video... LOL