Yesterday word came from MA that the AFT affiliates there, which include the big districts, were not going to participate in round two of Race to the Top, and now there is this from Colorado where the Colorado Education Association is dropping out.* Rumbles in other places, too.
Starting to look like there could be an emerging unholy alliance between teachers’ unions who don’t like the policies and some states increasingly annoyed that stimulus dollars are being used in a leveraged way like this and in their view not being distributed fast enough.
*Mike Johnston’s bill is common-sense, by the way, and refreshingly bipartisan. We’re in a bad place if it’s a breaking point.