Press Release: Center for Education and Workforce

U.S. Chamber Report Highlights Private Sector Innovations that are Transforming Education

May 17, 2011
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WASHINGTON, D.C.— At the May 16 forum of higher education stakeholders, “edupreneurs,” and policymakers, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) released a report on the urgent need for innovation coupled with policy reforms in higher education.

U.S. Chamber's Report Highlights Essential Role Businesses Play in Improving STEM Education

May 6, 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C.—At today’s national summit of business and education leaders, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) released a report outlining the essential role business plays in the success of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, which is crucial to U.S. students’ preparation for the future workforce and ensuring American economic health for future generations. 

U.S. Chamber Launches 12-City Tour to Promote and Discuss Waiting for “Superman”

October 18, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Chamber Foundation today announced the launch of a 12-city tour to promote and discuss the groundbreaking film, Waiting for “Superman”.  The events will inform and mobilize business and opinion leaders about how to take action in support of public K-12 education reform.

U.S. Chamber Congratulates Nine States and D.C. on Winning Race to the Top Competition

August 24, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today congratulated the 10 winners of the Race to the Top competition’s second phase: the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island.

U.S. Chamber Outlines Opposition to Gainful Employment Regulation

August 20, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Education strongly opposing the draft gainful employment regulation which would require an arbitrary debt-to-income ratio for certain institutions of higher education. The Chamber urged the Department to withdraw the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, citing the harmful, unintended consequence of limiting students’ access to educational opportunities. 

U.S. Chamber Strongly Opposed to Funding Cuts in Key Education Reform Initiatives

August 3, 2010

WASHINGTON D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President and Counselor to the President, Arthur J. Rothkopf, issued the following statement today strongly opposing the House-passed funding cuts in key education reform initiatives under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), as offsets to broader education funding, and encouraged the Senate not to include these cuts in any legislation they consider: