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.
I appreciate the steps that 45 states and the District of Columbia have taken to advance our education system by better preparing students for college and the workforce.
Increasing the rigor of standards and sharpening the focus on the skills needed to succeed is essential to the health of the economy and ultimately to benefit our students. It is for that reason that I believe the following:
The Common Core State Standards, voluntarily adopted by states, will better prepare students for college and career than existing state standards
These standards lay out what a student should know and be able to do at the end of each year, including being ready for college and/or the workforce upon high school graduation.
State and local education leaders maintain the authority to implement these standards, including setting the curriculum, choosing materials, and providing professional development. Common Core does not dictate the rights of teachers and administrators.
I support the full implementation of Common Core academic standards for the benefit of our children, our workforce, and our economy.
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