NY State loses 'race to the top'

Education officials say New York lost a federal competition because the state legislature refused to pass charter school reform and develop a statewide data system.New

BROOKLYN - Education officials say New York lost a federal competition because the state legislature refused to pass charter school reform and develop a statewide data system.

New York State lost an estimated $700 million in federal aid after finishing 15th out of 16 finalists in a competition, known as race to the top, to receive federal aid. The results were announced on March 30.

Sources told News 12 education officials opposed charter school reform because teachers are historically against lifting a cap on the number of new charter schools created within the state.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Barre originates from ballet, and similarly aims to 1 Ready, Set, Fit: Barre
Three people are accused of breaking into the 2 3 accused of breaking into Brooklyn laundromat
The MTA announced the 3 station in East 3 MTA: 3 train station to reopen in March
4 Neighborhood Brief for Feb. 26
An 8-year-old who has shown his appreciation for 5 8-year-old spreads police appreciation message

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE