Education reform, education grant
The federal Race to the Top is a national competition between states intended to support education reform and innovation in classrooms. States at the forefront of school reform are eligible to compete for $4.3 billion in Race to the Top grants. Since this is a competitive grant, it is possible that some states will not receive awards, and President Obama assures that “politics won’t come into play.”
Jensen, Nathan C. and Ritter, Gary W., "Competing in the Federal Race to the Top" (2009). Policy Briefs. 77.