“President Obama’s Education Secretary, Arne Duncan, has released a critical statement about our freshly adopted social studies standards. This wouldn’t have anything to do with Texas rejecting Obama & Duncan’s “Race to the Top” initiative, now would it? I think it is pretty obvious who’s palying politics here with just another example of an attempted Washington takeover”, said Jonathan Saenz of Liberty Institute.
Speaking of attempted Washington takeovers, see Brooke Terry’s excellent piece on the Race to the Top issue, here. http://biggovernment.com/bdterry/2010/01/15/texas-is-right-to-quit-the-race-for-the-top-education-program/