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Business for Core

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation's Center for Education and Workforce released this video that makes the case for higher standards in education and presents the facts about how Common Core standards were written, adopted, and are being implemented. In collaboration with organizations from all over the country, the video features education reformers, teachers, state and local chamber leaders, and business representatives, showing unified support for Common Core across generations, political lines, and states.

"Common Core is the best chance that we have to improve mathematics in this country that has come along in my lifetime," said William McCallum, PhD, lead writer of the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and distinguished professor of mathematics at the University of Arizona.

Forty-four states (including Arizona) the District of Columbia, and the Department of Defense schools have adopted and are implementing the Common Core State Standards. These internationally benchmarked standards establish a set of clear and consistent guidelines for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level in math and English language arts so that they will graduate high school able to succeed in college and the workforce. The implementation of Common Core and the creation of high-quality assessments provide an unprecedented opportunity to prepare all students across the country.

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The Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce has long been a supporter of Common Core, known in our state as Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards (ACCRS). Click here to see the work we have done recently in support of ACCRS.