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Colorado Group Declares Race to the Top is Educational Malpractice

Don Perl, for the Coalition for Better Education

I want to go on record for all of us in our Coalition for Better Education, Inc, to say that the stated educational mission of this administration, "Race to the Top," is nothing short of educational malpractice. Indeed, it is even criminal. Any educational mission that does not seek to nurture our children and to address their needs and talents takes deadly steps toward dehumanizing and marginalizing our next generation. We send our children to school to become more human, to learn to co-operate in a society that needs co-operation for survival, to instill compassion in a world so hungering for it, and to learn nurturing skills on our fragile planet. To emphasize competition in such a setting is to invite disaster for us all.

— Coalition for Better Education
Race to the Top Public Comments
2009-08-28


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