What Did Race to the Top Accomplish? Joanne Weiss and Rick Hess discuss the question in Education Next.
Race to the Top affected education policy, concludes William G. Howell, a University of Chicago politics professor. “By strategically deploying funds to cash-strapped states and massively increasing the public profile of a controversial set of education policies, the president managed to stimulate reforms that had stalled in state legislatures, stood no chance of enactment in Congress, and could not be accomplished via unilateral action.”
The article includes an interactive map showing the percentage of Race to the Top policies implemented from 2001 through 2014, state by state.