Friday, July 02, 2010


A lot of folks have been saying for quite some time that the danger with grabbing onto the federal money represented by Race to the Top is that federal money can go away at a whim.

And now it's looking like $500 million of the next round of Race to the Top is going to be cut out to make money for a jobs bill for teachers. This, after applications were submitted.

There's an analogy to the FMAP health care money that we're desparate to get to cover our budget gap--promised, not delivered, and now we're deep in the pitch.

"We have to make these changes, for the money!" only works when there is, in fact, money.

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Blogger Sue Lani said...

"He who pays the piper calls the tune."

First step in solving any problem/taking any management direction must be to define the problem and the goal. Second step is to look for ways to execute. Government money too often incentivizes the wrong thing, perhaps not the wrong thing for every organization but quite possibly the wrong thing for your organization.

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