I posted the link last week to Georgia’s 200-page Race to the Top application. If that wasn’t enough for you, here is Lousiana’s application.
Louisiana is quite proud of its application, and has sent out a press notice:
Last Tuesday, Louisiana submitted its application for President Obama’s $4.35 billion Race to the Top competition. Today, the state is posting its application online so that anyone interested can take a look at the ambitious reforms being put into place in Louisiana’s schools. Over the course of the application process Louisiana emerged as a best case scenario for the President’s plan to incent reform in the states. First, Louisiana had made reform programs underway which they expanded state-wide and worked hard on the ground to gain the support of teachers unions, principals and the local communities.
Many of Louisiana’s local school districts elected to participate in the state’s application for federal funding. The application represents 28 districts across the state, from rural parishes to the New Orleans public school system. 56 independent public charter schools are included, and the application represents schools covering 47% of Louisiana’s student population. Schools in the application have a 51% free and reduced meal population, and a 60% minority population.