Although the federal government claims otherwise, Race to the Top is not research based. Rather, its foundation is in ideology and belief-based realism. The overall effort is fundamentally antiscientific and distracts valuable and needed attention, resources, and focus from the nation's real problems of social, economic, and educational deprivation.
Response to Article
Mathis, W. J.
Race to the Top: An Example of Belief-Dependent Reality. A Response to "Race to the Top Leaves Children and Future Citizens Behind".
Democracy and Education,
(2), Article 6.
Available at: http://democracyeducationjournal.org/home/vol19/iss2/6