According to Diane Ravitch, a political analyst, in her article “Obama’s war on school,” the federal policies are taking over the education system. The government has passed many laws regardless the fact that its do not bring any benefits to the school. Ravitch points out that the President Obama has disappointed the people, who are voted for him, by not fixing the “No Child Left Behind (NCLB)” legislation of George Bush. Instead, he passed his own legislation called “Race to the Top” but this legislation is no different than NCLB even worse than that. NCLB is making for children in grades 3 to 8. They need to take some kinds of test every year, and the results will announce public. The exact test is known as “Texas miracle” showed a better result on students but the Congress ignores it. Because of the federal laws many educators have to force their students to study on the materials that will appear on the “standardized-test” and spend less time on others subjects. The scores on the “standardize-test” will decide the fate of their schools. As the author says that “as soon as the as the scores are tied to firing staff, giving bonuses, and closing schools, the measures become the goal of education, rather than an indicator.” Ravitch further explains that the Obama agenda and the Republican agenda for testing have multiple negative effects on children such as “drilling children on how to take tests discourages innovation and creativity, punishes divergent thinking, and prioritizes skills over knowledge.” The author believes that children will learn nothing and decrease their interest in school because of the test. Finally, she provides some information about elector governors, who are trying to help teachers to gain more benefits.