2/4/2010

A number of Massachusetts school districts chose to opt out of the bid for federal Race to the Top money because the unions representing their teachers did not support having teachers' jobs linked to student test scores. The districts that did not support the state's bid are ineligible to receive funding the state may win during a time when many are short on funds for new teachers, professional development and other programs, and some officials are lamenting the loss of potential assistance.

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