scienceBusiness leaders need a globally competitive workforce to tackle the challenges of a more globally integrated economy. That’s why business leaders like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Business Roundtable support Common Core State Standards — they know that higher standards will make graduates college- and career-ready.


Business for Core

In order to create a stronger economy, businesses have come together to create Business for Core, full of resources explaining why businesses support higher standards in our schools.

Business & Common Core Fact Sheet

The Massachusetts Business Alliance for Education has put together a Massachusetts-focused fact sheet explaining why businesses in the state can and do support Common Core. The reasons in the fact sheet are likely mirrored by business leaders in other states.

Business & Education

Higher-achieving kids will produce a more robust economy. Learn more from Achieve’s Business and Education website.

Achieving Tomorrow

Achieving tomorrow focuses on making sure students are prepared for college and the workplace as it is one of the most important things we can do to build a strong economy.

Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has useful information on the importance of the Common Core State Standards for our economic competitiveness.


Learn more about the role of higher education and business in developing the Common Core State Standards:

See how states’ new assessments will help set up students for success:

Several former Republican Governors discuss how Common Core was a state-led effort in order to raise education standards:

Hear what the Louisiana Business thinks about the Common Core standards: