Va. opts out of Race to the Top contest over national curriculum

05/26/2010 | Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk), The

Virginia will not apply for federal Race to the Top funds because it does not want to conform to a national curriculum, officials said Wednesday. Gov. Bob McDonnell said the state's education standards were more rigorous than those that would be adopted nationally and, in writing to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, said the requirements for Race to the Top were "rigid."

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