I don't know about you, but I am growing convinced that President Barack Obama doesn't know what Race to the Top is, says education historian Diane Ravitch for her Bridging Differences blog, which she co-authors with Deborah Meier. I don't think he really understands what his own administration is doing to education. In his State of the Union address last week, he said that he wanted teachers to "stop teaching to the test." He also said that teachers should teach with "creativity and passion." And he said that schools should reward the best teachers and replace those who weren't...

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