WASHINGTON – Opponents of Common Core standards for K-12 students will be happy that the fiscal 2015 budget bill Congress is expected to send to President Barack Obama by Monday morning would defund the administration's Race to the Top program.
It's official, folks.
Barack Obama is a lame duck, Arne Duncan's political juice has dried up and outgoing NYSED Commissioner John King sure isn't going to change any of that.
While the defunding of RttT doesn't change much of the educational insanity we have in New York courtesy of Andrew Cuomo and Merryl Tisch, it is one more reminder that as bad as things look in public education, there's sometimes a little something to make you smile.
And I gotta tell you, nothing makes me smile as much as hearing that Barack Obama's signature education reform program has just lost its funding.