Press Release: Center for Education and Workforce

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:
 

Arthur Rothkopf to Retire as Leader of U.S. Chamber’s Education/Workforce Initiative

June 10, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Arthur Rothkopf, senior vice president and counselor to the president, has announced that he is retiring from the Chamber at the end of July 2010. Mr. Rothkopf leads the Chamber’s Education and Workforce initiative, including the non-profit Institute for a Competitive Workforce.

U.S. Chamber Congratulates Tennessee and Delaware for Finishing on Top

May 4, 2010

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, as the U.S. Department of Education’s much anticipated Race to the Top winners were announced, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce congratulated both Tennessee and Delaware for being the only two states awarded the top prize, $500 million and $100 million respectively.

Business Community Commends President Obama’s Focus on Improving America’s Schools

May 3, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC—The Business Coalition for Student Achievement (BCSA), representing business leaders from every sector of the U.S. economy, today commended President Obama and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for their continued emphasis on improving America’s schools with targeted strategies to address the nation’s high school dropout rate.

U.S. Chamber Urges Bipartisan Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

April 29, 2010

WASHINGTON D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today urged Congress to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) this year on a bipartisan basis and believes the Department of Education’s Blueprint for Education Reform: Reauthorizing the ESEA is an important first step in the process.
 

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