Thursday, October 21, 2010

A Question about Race to the Top

Many changes were made to education in the State of Michigan in response to the Race to the Top incentives. We did not win the grants, but we are obliged to comply with the changes. Apparently, EGRPS is already doing some of the requirements, such as teacher evaluations, which is a model for other districts. Some of the other provisions, such as a merit pay scale, however, we aren’t doing. We are in Year 1 of a 3 year window. Is the legislature going to provide funding for districts to meet these requirements? Should we rescind these laws?