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A strong education system is crucial to preparing young people for good jobs and bright futures and sustaining a 21st century workforce that can compete in the global economy.

The Chamber is focused on fixing shortcomings in our education system so that: students emerge from our public education system prepared for college or career; higher education is more accessible and affordable; employers can find workers with the right skills and qualifications; and our workforce will attract investment, drive growth, and spur innovation.

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Above the FoldOct 21, 2016 - 10:45am
Higher education horrors

Trick or Treat? 9 Frightening Facts about Higher Education in America

With high school seniors applying to colleges right now, what's the state of higher education?

Above the FoldOct 04, 2016 - 3:45pm
2016 Vice Presidential Debate Preview: Mike Pence and Tim Kaine

At VP Debate Kaine and Pence Can Fill in the Blanks on Growing the Economy

Here are four policy areas voters would love to hear about.

Above the FoldSep 29, 2016 - 1:15pm
Dear 45: Ensure postsecondary education meets employer needs

Dear 45: Ensure Postsecondary Education Responds to Employer Needs

Other countries are educating more of their citizens to higher levels while the United States remains idle.

In the NewsSep 29, 2016 - 9:15am

Tech VP's goal is to educate legislators, children

Article published in the Memphis Business Journal about C_TEC, Tim Day, and his participation at the Greater Memphis IT Council's event.

Above the FoldSep 27, 2016 - 12:15pm
Cheryl Oldham visits the Albert Einstein Memorial for this month's Monumental Issues

Monumental Issues: Talking Education with Cheryl Oldham

Among 34 industrialized countries, the U.S. ranks 17th in reading, 21st in science, and 26th in math. We must do better.

Above the FoldSep 21, 2016 - 3:15pm
U.S. Chamber Foundation's Career Readiness Report

Here's a Tool to Help Schools Measure College and Career Readiness

The Every Student Succeeds Act calls on states to measure what educational success looks like.

Above the FoldSep 21, 2016 - 12:15pm
Compass pointing to "skills"

Dear 45: Help States Get Their Citizens the Right Skills They Need

We must find a scalable, industry-driven framework for business engagement in education and workforce development.

EventSep 19, 2016 - 8:30am to 11:30am

Career Readiness: A Business-Led Approach for Supporting K-12 Schools

Please join the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as we release a new report that calls on the business community to support states and districts in adopting and implementing a combined college and career readiness indicator to support the future workforce.

Op EdSep 19, 2016 - 8:00am

Making A Meaningful Diploma

For the past decade, states have made systematic education reforms in an effort to prepare all students to be college and career ready. Yet, depending on which state, which district, or even which school, college ready and career ready can have very different meanings for students.

LetterSep 13, 2016 - 11:00am

Letter on H.R. 5587, the "Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act"

This letter supporting H.R. 5587, the “Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act,” was sent to all Members of the House.