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Gates Gives 15 States an Edge in Race to the Top


According to the Ed Week blog (url below), Gates is giving 15 states money to hire consultants to fill out paperwork for Race to the Top funds. As I've said numerous times, why don't we declare Bill Gates and Eli Broad co-U. S. Secretaries of Ed and be done with the charade?

by Michele McNeil

In the $4.35 billion Race to the Top Fund competition, 15 states are getting an important, early boost courtesy of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The foundation has hand-picked these states to receive up to $250,000 each to hire consultants to help them fill out their applications. (McKinsey & Co. and The Bridgespan Group are two examples of consulting firms states are considering.)

The 15 states are: Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Texas. . . .

— Michele McNeil
Education Week blog

2009-08-18

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/campaign-k-12/2009/08/gates_gives_15_states_an_edge.html

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