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Awards -- Race to the Top Fund. 29 Mar. 2010.
This website is the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S Department of Education listed the
date when each state received funding and the money amount received. The charts shown on
their website gives the dollar amount each state received and how the funds were distributed in 3
different phases across a period of time.
Baker, Bruce D. Farrie Danielle, Sciarra David. Is School Funding Fair? A National Report
Card. 2010.
This will be useful for getting the unequal dollar amount per state.
Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card, Fourth Edition: Spring 2015. Bruce Baker is a
professor in the Department of Educational Theory from Rutgers University, David Sciarra is the
Executive Director and Danielle Farrie is the Research Director at the Education Law Center.
This is a report analyzing school funding fairness, the research method, funding for each state
and national trends in student poverty.
Biddle, Bruce J, and David C Berliner. Educational Leadership: Beyond Instructional
Leadership: Unequal School Funding in the United States. 2 Apr. 2004.
This resource has information about the unfair funding and how it effects students in proverty.
This article gives information about funding in other countries, gives a chart of the funds by state.
How the funding for states are different over time and how the studies are flawed and it does not
matter the amount of funding each state receives and that the amount should not effect the
student's achievements. This is an argumentative essay informing the reader about the different
opinions on school funding and how it is unequal.
This article allows the reader to look at different opions about common core and the funding for
common core.

HSLDA. Building the Machine. 2014.
Directed by Ian Reid, Produced by Suzanne Stephens and Composed by Ben Botkin is a short
film about the effects common core has on students. The incentives of having common core in
the public school systems told by teachers, parents and social workers.
The resource allows the viewer to hear what parents, teachers and social workers feel about
common core and how it has effected the students in their own words.

Karp, Stan. The Problems with the Common Core. 2013.
The author of this article was a high school teacher that has worked in one of the poorest city in
the state of New Jersey. In his article he informs the reader where common core started, how the
government got the public schools interested in using the common core standards in their
districts, does it make the students college ready and the funding. Karp also informed the reader
about how the common core emerged from No Child Left Behind in 2002.
This article give the reader the point of view from a teacher working in one of the poorest cities
in his state.

Layton, Lyndsey, and Emma Brown. Race to the Top: D.C., Maryland and Georgia Way Back
in the Field. Washington Post , 1 Feb. 2013.
Layton and Brown told their readers how much federal money was to be awarded to school in
the form of grants. Explaining how Washing DC had to change the public school structure
because it was not considered a state and would not fall under the new guidelines of The Race to
the Top program. That once Marylyn won $250,000 was not able to hire qualified staff to run the
data system,
This resource explains how DC had to change the public school structure because it could not
compete as a state and the money given to another state could not hire qualified staff.
Weiss, Joanne, and Frederick Hess. What Did Race to the Top Accomplish? Forum with Joanne
Weiss and Frederick M. Hess. Forum (13 July 2015): n.pag. Hoover Institution Press
Hess explained where the money for the grants came from and how the states could earn points
to be the most successful state. came from. There were 19 priorities that states seeking Race to
the Top funds would have to deal with. The states could earn points in different categories by
promising to follow administrative rules, with the states earning the most points they would win
the cash. Most of the changes where professional development, ensuring an equitable
distribution of good teachers and principals, making funding a priority. States accomatly got 3
points for promising to use common core standards.
Hess explains how the money allotted for each state was calculated by a point system.
This article has a breakdown of how the states could get the points for earning the money from
The Race to the Top program.
U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences
National Center for Education Statistics
The Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education released a
preliminary ACGR on November 28, 2012 through their ED Data Express online data tool.
This page from The U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences gives
information about the dropout among high school students after the common core was
implemented in the students state.
This site gives information how common core has had a negative impact on graduating high
school students.