Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry: Texas Knows Best How to Educate Our Students

Wednesday, January 13, 2010  •  Austin, Texas

Gov. Rick Perry today announced that Texas will not submit an application for federal Race to the Top education funds. Despite tremendous education successes, Texas’ application would be penalized by the U.S. Department of Education for refusing to commit to adopt national curriculum standards and tests and to incur ongoing costs.

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