The Obama administration unveiled their proposal to the No Child Left Behind act which was published on many sites and magazines and newspaper. One of the news out let was The New York Times had an article about President Obama's proposal. Writer Sam Dillon of the Times covered this story and published it as the first month of the new decade came to a close.
The article goes over aspects of the proposal by the Obama administration, and it becomes very apparent that after former president George W. Bush, the person behind the No Child Left Behind law left office that the change from state and local government to national government is seemingly a complete departure for public education and who controls the policy. The federal government now holds the power of public education which is a radical change from the state government having power of public education. Since the introduction of the No child left behind law and the change to close the achievement gap there has been more rigid tests and instrument to make sure that schools and the students are meeting standards. The goal according to the introduction of the law by the previous administration was that all students are to be proficient according to the standards by 2014. However, the Obama plan would eliminate that and make its goal a broader goal. A goal which is said be as follow "for all students to leave high school "college or career ready." Is it at the point where we need to rethink the federal government's role in public education or is this change in the balance of power to the federal level from state power a plus? This is something that time will bring forth but hopefully the results are a better future.