The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation promotes high educational standards and effective workforce training systems so that they are aligned with each other and with today's rigorous business demands. Learn more about our current initiatives, latest news, official testimony, and policy priorities below:
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation urges you to show your support for college- and career-ready standards by reading and signing the Common Core pledge.
We are pleased to see a growing recognition within Congress of the need to make basic, but critical, information about the return on investment in higher education available to students and families. As anxiety over student debt and college costs reaches new heights, the public is increasingly questioning the benefit of a college degree. Information about the value of specific degrees will allow those directly affected by higher education—students, families, taxpayers, policymakers, institutions, and employers—to make informed decisions. We applaud those members of Congress who have put specific proposals forward.
Statement from The Education Trust, National Center for Learning Disabilities, National Council for La Raza and U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the Student Success Act
The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act is an important step toward putting the lessons learned over the past decade to work for the benefit of students, particularly low-income students, students of color, students with disabilities and English-language learners. We know when they are provided quality instruction, interventions and support by effective teachers and school leaders committed to their achievement, these students can succeed in school. Tomorrow’s House Education and Workforce Committee markup of legislation proposed by Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.) and Subcommittee Chairman Todd Rokita (R-Ind.) is welcome as it moves us forward in updating this landmark legislation for K-12 students. Unfortunately, we believe the legislation falls short of the lessons learned and the need to ensure all students, especially those most in need, are college and career ready.