National Education Goals

The Goals 2000: Educate America Act established National Education Goals in response to the call for reform in education, as well as voluntary opportunity-to-learn standards and strategies for the delivery of high-quality educational services by schools. The following two goals, concerning across-the-curriculum student achievement and citizenship and mathematics and science achievement, have strong implications for ensuring equity and excellence in mathematics education.

Student Achievement and Citizenship

"By the year 2000, all students will leave grades 4, 8, and 12 having demonstrated competency over challenging subject matter including English, mathematics, science, foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, and geography, and every school in America will ensure that all students learn to use their minds well, so they may be prepared for responsible citizenship, further learning, and productive employment in our Nation's modern economy."

Mathematics and Science

"By the year 2000, United States students will be first in the world in mathematics and science achievement."

For a complete list of the Goals and Objectives, see National Education Goals and Objectives

To access the entire Act, see Goals 2000: Educate America Act.


Goals 2000: Educate America Act, Pub. Law 103-227 (108 Stat. 125), signed into law on March 31, 1994.

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