Kentucky Chamber urges lawmakers to stand behind tougher academic standards
In a recent letter to lawmakers, the Chamber urged Kentucky’s congressional delegation to join the business community in its continued support for the state’s Common Core Academic Standards.
Kentucky was the first state to adopt these new standards and is ahead of the nation on testing student performance and identifying schools where significant improvement needs to be made. Our schools and teachers are working hard to refine their teaching strategies – work being done at the local level – to deliver the best instruction for our students. Our schools and employers recognize that Kentucky’s success in the global economy depends on the preparation of our students.
The state is at a critical place in its quest for educational excellence, and it is crucial that our elected leaders recognize the importance of staying the course with these new standards to help ensure the success of individuals, communities and the entire Commonwealth.