Liveblogging the Education Committee’s Work Session on the Race to the Top bills, Part 3

Liveblogging the Education Committee’s Work Session on the Race to the Top bills, Part 3

March 9, 2010 Posted by Maine Heritage Policy Center - No Comments

Some good discussion underway, prompted by Sen. Weston, about what the commissioner sees as our odds of competing for a grant. The senator asked the commissioner to go through the application point by point and give an estimate of where she thinks we are, but she is not prepared to do that at this time, and instead took more of a big picture view.

According to the commissioner, we are in good shape. She conceded that our lack of charter schools will cost us 32 points, but she feels we are strong on the rest of the application.  I respectfully disagree, but she seems confident…

I can’t wait to see this application…