Confronting the Myths: The Truth About Common Core

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 8:30am
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Business Roundtable and the Bipartisan Policy Center will host “Confronting the Myths: The Truth About Common Core,” a discussion with former Republican governors who played an integral role in the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in their respective states, on Wednesday, May 21st at 8:30 a.m.

Governors Douglas, Lingle, and Perdue will discuss the reasons they supported Common Core during their tenure and why they continue to advocate for high standards for students in every state. Governor Engler, President of the Business Roundtable, and Governor McKernan, President of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, will also join the conversation to discuss how the Common Core State Standards will affect our nation’s ability to compete in a global economy.
 

Agenda

8:30 a.m.

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Welcome

  • The Honorable John R. McKernan, Jr., President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Former Governor, State of Maine

9:15 a.m.

Panel Discussion: The Governor’s Perspective: Understanding the Adoption of the Common Core State Standard and Its Implications For The Future.

  • The Honorable Jim Douglas, Former Governor, State of Vermont; Member, Bipartisan Policy Center’s Governors’ Council

  • The Honorable John Engler, President, Business Roundtable;  Former Governor, State of Michigan

  • The Honorable Linda Lingle, Former Governor, State of Hawaii; Member, Bipartisan Policy Center’s Governors’ Council

  • The Honorable John R. McKernan, Jr., President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Former Governor, State of Maine

  • The Honorable Sonny Perdue, Former Governor, State of Georgia; Member, Bipartisan Policy Center’s Governors’ Council

10:25 a.m.

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  • The Honorable John R. McKernan, Jr., President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation; Former Governor, State of Maine