IL didn’t make it to the top
Looks like Illinois wasn’t in the 10 states that got the Race to the Top money from Arne. Not sure if that’s good or bad. I feel like our poor state has such a bad rap right now, I guess I’m not surprised. I *would* like to know (or actually would like someone in CPS to know) what the ideas were that helped the winning states get the money.
Boy, I am seeing a reality TV show idea where teams of parents compete to win money for their school district. When I think of some of the uber-committed parents I’ve met at various CPS schools over the past few years — get them together as a team and they’d be utterly unstoppable. In addition to eating bugs, etc there could be challenges like “work your way through the bureaucratic tape” or fundraisers on a corner in Time Square. OK, I’m off to call the networks….