Race to the Top, No Child Left Behind. These are buzzwords that those in the media have heard about education. In the end, they are different programs designed to improve America’s educational system.
The question is whether or not top-down educational funding is a good idea. And whether or not this competitiveness-based reward system works.
I do know that the US’s educational system needs improving. The biggest issue is that we place all students in the same schools with the same standards, and for some reason believe that every student is going to perform the same. Then the idea of testing into performance-based schools seems “un-American.” There isn’t really much that can change. I don’t know what is better or worse–it’s just hard to figure out.