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5 Replies to “RTTD Extended, Klein Questioning, Rainy Day Reads On Math, Science, And Reading, VA Outsourcing? Plus An Edujob @ Bellwether”
The Klein link is wrong, missing a l at the end (htm>html)
Klein link not worth going to, after all. How tedious.
Jeff, Ignore the Klein story and check on the one to the right:
Matching Funds Fail to Materialize for Some i3 Grantees
Also from that article:
The terms of the competition, which was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, required the winners to raise 20 percent of their awards in matching funds from the private sector, such as philanthropies or individual donors, and to do so in about five weeks.Some grantees, such as Teach For America and the Denver public school system, used existing funders to cover substantial portions of the required match
The why does TFA need $50 million from the US taxpayers.
I see what you mean Phillip. As an educator, I like to see education funded. As a citizen, I know political patronage when I see it.
Instead of throwing chum to the edusharks in the muddy waters of reform, the billion would be better used by making sure all lower income children have permanent home access to technology and broadband. Use another billion to guarantee ECE education plus parental support networks for all families. Level the playing field and don’t wait until children are older to try to fix such systemic problems.