The Department of Education’s decisions and actions – and those of the entire education system and its stakeholders throughout the United States – must be guided by the world we live in, which demands that we think differently about education.
Under the Obama administration, education has become an urgent priority driven by two clear goals set by the President:
The NETP presents five goals with recommendations for states, districts, the federal government, and other stakeholders in our education system that address learning, assessment, teaching, infrastructure, and productivity. The plan also identifies far-reaching grand challenge problems that should be funded and coordinated at a national level.
Education is the key to America’s economic growth and prosperity and to our ability to compete in the global economy. It is the path to good jobs and higher earning power for Americans. It is necessary for our democracy to work. It fosters the cross-border, cross-cultural collaboration required to solve the most challenging problems of our time.