Monday, March 29, 2010

Tennessee & Delaware Win Millions in Education Grants

Tennessee Wins Race to the Top Contest -- Many states applied, so it is rather shocking that only two states won the Department of Education's $4.35 billion Race to the Top contest. Goddess knows, Tennessee -- which supports itself (just barely) via a sales tax (!) -- is always beyond desperate for money. It's like when your kid wins the magnet school lottery, you're so glad that your kid is going to get a decent education, but sorry about all those other kids. Yay for the kids in Tennessee and Delaware! Too bad about the kids in the 48 other states. "The Department of Education said that Delaware would be awarded about $100 million and Tennessee about $500 million."