At the beginning of the week, Obama made the announcement that he was planning on overhauling the No Child Left Behind Act. However, many people are still skeptical as to whether or not this plan will work.
Although the president said he wanted education reform to happen before the start of the 2011/2012 school year, many people believe that this might not be possible, according to ABC News. The news provider reports that although the reform plans have received bipartisan support, many government officials believe that it is not attainable in the time frame given.
"We need to take the time to get this right – we cannot allow an arbitrary timeline to undermine quality reforms that encourage innovation, flexibility, and parental involvement," House Committee on Education and the Workforce chairman Representative John Kline told the news provider.
The Hill reports that Kline continued that he knew Obama’s urgency was a result of the election year, but he wants to ensure that the change is done right rather than for the benefit of votes.