RACE TO THE TOP QUESTIONED BY NATIONAL STUDY
According to analysis from the "Broader, Bolder Approach to Education" and the Association of School Administrators (AASA), Race to the Top required winning states to make "unrealistic and impossible" promises to boost student achievement in exchange for prizes that were unequal in comparison to their pledges.
Most striking in the research is that, after three years, Race to the Top has not spurred states to address what is really the cause of poor academic performance: "poverty and the associated lack of opportunities that accompany it."
NAESP SEEKING SEQUESTRATION STORIES
NAESP is compiling stories of the real impact of sequestration budget cuts to help maintain the pressure on those who would prefer to let sequestration remain in effect, or go deeper. Please take a moment to share any impact sequestration has had on your school or district through this link: How Has Sequestration Impacted You?
CALL IN FOR FEDERAL RELATIONS UPDATES
NAESP hosts a Federal Relations Network conference call every other Tuesday while Congress is in session. The next call is scheduled for Tuesday, September 17 at 1 p.m. (CST). Dial-in information is below:
Conference phone: 1-866-290-3067
Conference code: 9437098830
Washington updates are generally covered during the first 15 minutes of the call, followed by 10-15 minutes for discussions and Q&A on any issues. The calls last no more than 30 minutes. Please feel free to join in!
FEDERAL AFFILIATE POLICY UPDATE