Education

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.

Projects and Programs

Recent Activity

Above the FoldJan 11, 2017 - 4:00pm
2017 State of American Business address with U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue.

Why Faster Economic Growth Must Be America's Top Priority

U.S. Chamber President and CEO Tom Donohue released the American Growth Agenda to accelerate economic growth.

SpeechJan 11, 2017 - 9:30am

2017 State of American Business Address

U.S. Chamber President Tom Donohue's remarks on the State of American Business as prepared for delivery on January 11, 2017.

Press ReleaseJan 11, 2017 - 9:30am

U.S. Chamber President: Economic Growth Must Be Nation’s Top Priority

Business Community Optimistic, Realistic, and Ready for Meaningful Reform to Reignite Spirit of American Enterprise

Above the FoldNov 03, 2016 - 3:30pm

Business Community: 45th President Needs to Get Back to Business

The number one domestic priority has to be economic growth.

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.