This week's National Journal Education Experts blog asks about the future of the Department of Education's Race to the Top competition:
What is the future for Race to the Top? Could this be the end? With limited funding, what happens to the concept of competitive grants? Are competitions like Race to the Top an appropriate way to drive public policy? Does the Education Department's grant program work better when it has more money and is financing larger projects? Or is it a better use of funds and leverage when the grants are tailored to more specific goals?