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Business Roundtable supports policies that will support a world-class workforce equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to help America lead in global innovation, drive robust economic growth and foster job creation. We are committed to ensuring all students and workers are prepared to work and ready to succeed.
Recent Activities in Education & Workforce
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states will have more discretion than under No Child Left Behind, but they will be responsible for working within federal guardrails to design systems that assure genuine equity and excellence for all students.
Business Roundtable released a series of video testimonials from member CEOs who discuss the impact the skills gap has had on their businesses and outline the steps they are taking to help close the gap.
Both the Senate and House versions of ESEA legislation contain elements that business leaders support, but more needs to be done to deliver a meaningful education to our students.
The seven guiding principles seek to increase the quality, affordability and relevance of educational opportunities supported by HEA reauthorization.
Business Roundtable CEOs believe it is time to take action to improve education and workforce training.