If you're from Pennsylvania,
"Race to the Top, the visionary reform initiative of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, won't be stopping here. We have just appropriated another $550 million to invest in our young people and to continue the cutting edge agenda of our nation's Education President." --Rep. Chaka Fattah
Congressman Chaka Fattah is a Senior Member of the House Appropriations Committee. This committee is responsible for setting spending priorities of over $1 trillion in annual discretionary funds.
Ohanian Comment: More ugly from the Democratic wing of the Corporate Party. Race to the Top billed as "visionary." Well, yes, it fits the vision of the Business Roundtable, Bill Gates, and others out to destroy public education.
Fattah calls himself a "leading appropriator." Curious word, probably fitting. This IS our taxpayer money.
Congressman Fattah Says Race to the Top Grants Will Help U.S. to Win the Future
WASHINGTON, Dec. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA), a leading Democratic appropriator for science, research and education, issues this statement as the U.S. Department of Education announces $200 million in grants for Race to the Top Round 3 to seven states:
"Low-income students across the nation and especially in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania are big winners today. Major federal resources will be flowing into our most underserved schools for the STEM subjects that are critical to our progress as a nation ΓΆ€“ Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
"Philadelphia can expect a lion's share of Pennsylvania's $41.3 million in competitive Race to the Top Round 3 funding announced today. RTT3 focuses education reform and student achievement in STEM education. These are the critical subjects that prepare our young people from poor families to become leaders and earners in tomorrow's economy -- and help us meet President Obama's goal: to win the future.
"Race to the Top, the visionary reform initiative of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, won't be stopping here. We have just appropriated another $550 million to invest in our young people and to continue the cutting edge agenda of our nation's Education President."
Background: Pennsylvania's share of RTT3 grants is second to Illinois' $42.8 million. Other states winning competitive RTT3 grants are New Jersey, Arizona, Colorado, Louisiana and Kentucky. See www.ed.gov. Congressman Fattah, a national leader in education reform, is senior Democrat on the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and related agencies.
SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah
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