At least seven Michigan school districts are not supporting the state's bid for federal Race to the Top funds, forgoing their share of the $400 million the state is seeking for schools. "We are a high-performing district that doesn't need or want one-size-fits-all solutions like [Race to the Top], with outsiders telling us how to evaluate our teachers -- we already have an excellent plan for evaluation that appropriately looks at student achievement," one district's superintendent wrote in an e-mail to parents and staff.

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