A new report by a non-partisan research institute alleges that Tennessee and Delaware, the first two states to win education funding through President Obama's $4 billion Race to the Top competition, were chosen through “arbitrary criteria” rather than through a scientific process, reports the Washington Post. The report called, “Let’s Do the Numbers,” from the nonprofit Economic Policy Institute, says the 500-point system created to decide the “best” proposals for education reform is based on false precision. Points were awarded by a panel for the applicants’ level of compliance with school-reform policies favored by Education Secretary Arne Duncan and President...

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