The American Spectator isn't sanguine about the long term effectiveness of President Obama's "Race to the Top" school reform package, but does see if having a short term impact.
I think that while this may not represent a long term path to success it has at least gotten things off of top dead center and moving. I had hoped that "Leave No Child Behind" would achieve that kind of progress, but it didn't. Some movement, but not a big leap forward. I believe the President, his Secretary of Education and the US Congress should be congratulated on at least getting this far. Fixing education is going to take a lot of changes—including some changes that are not amenable to fixing by Washington, but this is progress.
Regards — Cliff