Dorie Turner of the Associated Press is reporting via Twitter that New York is one of the winners of Race to the Top, Phase Two. If that is the case — and heavily favored Florida also is shown the money — then we are likely looking at fewer than 10 winners today. That is, unless states are funded at less than the maximums that they requested. Under such a “spreading the wealth” scenario, then there could be more winners.
I’m not going to make predictions — I think the cut off is likely to be determined by a few points here and there. But I still like the chances of Florida, Illinois, Rhode Island, and South Carolina best.