Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Race to the Top Application: Huge Time Thief?

This from Politics K-12:

"Race to the Top Application: Huge Time Thief?
States that want a piece of the $4.35 billion Race to the Top Fund will have to roll up their sleeves and put in some manpower. According to the U.S. Department of Education's criteria, it's going to take states a total of 642 hours to complete the applications.

That means that it would take two staff members, working full-time on just the Race to the Top criteria and nothing else, about two months.

The time requirements, advocates say, might be particularly tough on rural states that just don't have a lot of extra capacity. (Of course, some lucky states—such as Kentucky—seem to be getting a hand from the Gates Foundation with filling out their applications)." ...

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