Wednesday, March 31, 2010
RTTT weakness in charter support helped kill Utah's chances
Not enough efforts to help charter schools thrive was one of three areas that kept Utah from being considered as a finalist in the Race to the Top federal grant.
One of those weaknesses were a limit on charter growth, which has since been removed by the legislature.
If Utah reapplies in the future, the application should treat Charter Schools as education agencies that are treated equally with districts of similar size, instead of being eligible for a base of only five percent of districts.