Association of Business Leaders Releases Education Priorities

Association of Business Leaders Releases Education Priorities

October 16, 2020

Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of America’s leading companies, recently issued a set of education recommendations for members of the business community, who the council says “can be part of the solution [to the opportunity gap] by investing further in programs that create equal access for people of color to high-quality education and training, both within educational institutions and at workplaces.” The recommendations include urging members to call for robust funding for public schools, particularly in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery, quality systems of assessment to measure student progress and school performance, disaggregated and easily accessible education data from states and districts as required by the Every Student Succeeds Act, and business partnerships with nonprofit or community-serving organizations.