Monday, January 11, 2010

Getting to the Bottom of the Race to the Top

Tennessee State Senators Tim Burchett and Jamie Woodson tried Monday to get to the bottom of what might happen to federal "Race to the Top" education funding once it got to Tennessee:

Tim Burchett's concern is a very legitimate one, especially in light of the reality that many school systems already spend the resources that they do have in very questionable ways, or otherwise cannot account for those monies. Despite the various criticisms which appear in this space directed at the Bredesen Administration, one of the things Bredesen is generally known for is maintaining a climate of fiscal responsibility throughout State government. It seems to be not in keeping with these practices for the Governor to call a special session for the purpose of passing legislation that would help secure more funding for education without knowing the guidelines for how those funds are to be spent.

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