Will that money be used to hire teachers, reduce class size, purchase new books, or otehrwise enrich the education experiences of students?
It will be used for data tracking:
The state is also expected to use the money to improve tracking systems to better measure how students improve from kindergarten through college. Officials have also vowed to improve state tests, which have become steadily easier to pass in the last several years.
So when the shills at the Times op-ed page write an editorial tomorrow hailing the RttT "victory" and say how it will have a positive impact on students, remember that the money is going to be used to create more standardized tests for every grade at every level and data systems to track and analyze that data.
And of course fire teachers and close schools with it too.
That's change I can believe in.