Or can we all win when it comes to education? That's what many civil rights organizations are advocating. And they're not sure that's what's happening with Race to the Top because many minority students are in "losing" states.
The Department of Education is listening. Secretary Duncan met with eight civil rights organizations earlier this week.
"I think [federal officials] really need to look at what we say about Race to the Top and competitive grants,” said Barbara R. Arnwine, the executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, one of the groups behind the new education framework. “We believe education is a civil right, and that means that everybody should have that right. There shouldn’t be winners and losers. That whole concept should be out of that discussion.”