Assemblywoman Sandy Galef’s Statement on Race to the Top Funding

August 24, 2010

“It was exciting to learn this morning that New York was selected as a winner in the second round of the federal government’s Race to the Top competition. Children will greatly benefit from this nearly $700 million award. I, along with my colleagues in the legislature, worked diligently to make sure that New York had a strong application by increasing the number of charter schools allowed in our state while increasing charter school transparency and accountability for all future applications. Our legislative actions will also ensure that a student’s achievement is considered when evaluating the performance of an educator. This is a win-win for New York.”