David Broder: After Race for the Top, No Child Left Behind faces revision

Posted by Kendall Harmon

After more than a year when the spotlight remained on the doctor's office and the hospital room, attention switches this week to the classrooms of America. On Monday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan will announce the first-round winners of Race to the Top, the $4 billion competition he set up to reward the states with the most ambitious plans for improving their public schools.

When I asked Duncan last week what he hoped people would say about this unprecedented contest, he responded: "So many were skeptical when we announced this a year ago as part of the stimulus package. I hope they realize now that a very high bar has been set."

Because the winning plans are so good? I asked. "So good, and so few," he said.

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