26 August 2010

Robots, Bureaucrats, and New Jersey's Race to the Top

New Jersey was just denied in its bid to receive funding from the federal government's "Race to the Top" initiative. The reason New Jersey was denied provides an object lesson in the way centralized, that is to say bureaucratic, decisions are made.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Dr. Otteson, I think you are very right. I have a sneaking suspicion Ohio got the money because
A) Ohio is a major swing state
B) the governor election is this year and the Republican candidate is ahead, despite the President's numerous visits to the state.

Thanks for the great post!