Alliance Comments on Race to the Top Fund Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria

Nelson Smith

On July 24, President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan held a press conference to announce the release of the Administration’s draft priorities and guidelines for the Race to the Top Grant (R2T) competition. On Wednesday, August 26 the National Alliance submitted formal comments on behalf of the charter school movement in support of the strong references in the draft to the role of charter schools and criteria around states supporting high-quality charter school movements. It is now more important than ever that the public take action to support or oppose elements with which they agree or disagree by August 28, 2009. Take action and make your voice heard today. Read how the Alliance has been working with the Department of Education to ensure that the ARRA benefits charter schools.