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New White Paper: How NY Lost RTTT Round 1, and How to Win Round 2

Thursday, April 8, 2010

It’s all fun and games until someone loses $700 million.

With only one round remaining in the Race to the Top, it’s time for cash-starved New York to bear down and win this thing. That means understanding the rules of the game and learning from experience ñ why did we lose Round 1? And what will victory require in Round 2?

In the latest white paper from the Charter Center, I offer some answers to these questions based on the RTTT reviewers’ actual scores and comments on New York’s application.

Randi Waltongarten?

Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I’ve been the subject of some pretty stiff attacks from the UFT recently. The union’s bloggers can hardly mention my name without reiterating the fact that I once worked for the Walton Family Foundation. For the record, I did work for the foundation (for a little over seven months).† It was good work, and I left only because of a personal need to get back to NYC.†

As Edwize would have it, to take the Walton dime means that you have exiled yourself from the realm of all that is decent and good. You are unclean, an anti-unionist to the core and a tool for corporate America.†

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