Election 2016: Neighborhood Schools vs. Private Options at StakeElection Day is almost upon us. Time to look at education priorities the winner will be putting in place starting Jan. 20 – and the top candidates’ plans are polar opposites. Congressional delays in reauthorizing federal education funding make the next year a pivot point for schools. The No Child Left Behind Act expired in 2007, but has limped along awaiting implementation of its successor, the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA, passed in December 2015.