In 2003, the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee put forward its &t;Scientific Outlook on Development&t;, stressing the importance of people-centered, comprehensive, coordinated, and sustainable development. During the 17th CPC National Congress, staged in October 2007, educational reform became the main focus. Chinas policies for the public education system are encouraging educational equality, expanding the governments role as an educational provider and devoting funds to invest in and develop the education system. Administrators have recently focused on increasing funding and better allocating educational resources. However, despite the appearance of improvement, the lack of capable teachers has become a new headache for the administrators. Additionally, more attention must be paid to the continuing educational inequalities. To solve these ongoing problems, substantial educational reform must be initiated by the national government.