25 of the 41 Race to the Top applicantions were completed with help from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which gave selected states as much as $250,000 to hire consultants. Will the help guarantee success?
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With $377 million dollars at stake, Colorado's Lt. Governor, Barbara O'Brien, has her work cut out for her. She's got to convince 178 local districts that the state's Race to the Top plan will work for them.
Diane Ravitch questions Race to the Top and the federal government’s new role in public education.
Kati Haycock is president of the Education Trust, an organization that advocates reform in education. She is also a big supporter of Race to the Top.