Politics & Government

August 8, 2010 12:01 AM

How 'Race to the Top' is rewriting U.S. education

When Education Secretary Arne Duncan inserted a half-page program description into the economic stimulus act last year, few except top Democratic leaders knew that it would create Race to the Top, a multibillion-dollar sweepstakes to overhaul U.S. schools that gave Duncan's department unprecedented power.

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