November 8th, 2011
09:38 AM ET
YEADON, PA (CNN) -President Obama is not easing up on taking executive actions to install new plans where he believes Congress won't act.
As he heads to a state-of-the-art preschool facility in Yeadon, PA to tour and visit a classroom of 3-5 year olds, a senior administration official confirmed he'll be announcing new steps to strengthen the nations education system.
Highlights of plan:
-Low-performing Head Start programs for preschool children will be required to compete for federal funds And HHS will review performance to determine eligibility.
-New rule is designed "to promote accountability and improve the quality of Head Start programs,"
-A third of Head Start grantees will be required to compete for funds.(Admin estimates)
President Obama has gone around Congress recently with highly touted executive actions to help underwater homeowners and college students drowning in debt.
Republicans who continue to criticize the presidents "we can't wait" campaign have repeatedly pointed to House bills stuck in the Senate that they believe if acted on will bolster the economy.