The state Board of Regents and Education Commissioner did all they could to effectively position New York for a federal grant from this $4.35 billion competitive grant fund. But they cannot legislate. Today's Post op-ed urges the state legislature to adopt genuine education reforms now to break out of this pack send a message to Washington that New York will carry out its promised reforms.
There is nothing to lose and everything to gain by the legislature moving with alacrity. Either we increase our chances for the maximum grant now; or we better position the state competitively for resubmitting a grant for Round 2 applications in June.
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