In the year 1989, the American government set some millennium goals. Some goals were also set in the education sector all aimed at promoting education in the nation as a whole. The gaols set ranged from basic education to tertiary education where the government aimed to improve literacy among its citizens by at least 90% (report, 2000). Some of the goals were achieved as targeted while some had to take longer than expected. This led to division of the goal achievement into two categories: the fully met goals by new millennium and the post millennium goals (report, 2000).