Perhaps you missed, in all the reporting last week, the news that Race to the Top awards to states would be scaled to population. Small population? Not as much money, regardless of how well you score.
So just how much money could Massachusetts get?
Massachusetts falls in Catagory 3, which is $150-$250 million.
Sounds like quite a lot until you realize that the Worcester Public Schools budget last year was more than that. Divide that up among the cities (figuring in the Title 1 angle), and you're not looking at much more than 5-10% of Worcester Public Schools' budget.