Harold Ford Jr. Touts Common Core as ‘Path to Success’
Former Congressman Harold Ford, Jr., says, ” the growing and unfortunate disconnect between workers and job readiness,” is causing big problems for employers in Tennessee and across the country.”
Writing in the Tennessean, Ford says, “By 2021 Nashville is estimated to have more than 35,000 job openings that will be hard to fill” because of a lack of skilled workers. Ford notes despite spending more than any other developed country on education, the U.S. now ranks 29th in math proficiency. “By better equipping students for the workforce – and life – [CCSS] will help reduce costs for remedial education, especially for Tennessee employers.”
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