Press Release

U.S. Chamber Joins Forces with NEA & NAM on Tough Choices Education Reform Initiative

December 4, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today joined forces with the nation’s largest teachers’ union and the National Association of Manufacturers to ask states to give a fair trial to the education reform initiatives outlined in Tough Choices or Tough Times, the report of the New Commission on the Skills of the American Workforce.  
 

U.S. Chamber Welcomes Secretary Duncan’s Remarks on Education Reform Funding

December 4, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today welcomed remarks by Education Secretary Arne Duncan regarding the use of stimulus funds to tackle such reform issues as teacher accountability, the expansion of school terms, innovation and evaluation, and tying student achievement to international benchmarks.
 

U.S. Chamber: Business Community Plays Vital Role in the Success of Workforce Investment Programs

December 4, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today in testimony on Capitol Hill Karen Elzey, vice president and executive director of the Institute for a Competitive Workforce at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, stressed the important role the business community plays in ensuring that training programs under the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) meet the needs of both job seekers and employers.   
 

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