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Recent Activities in Education & Workforce
Dear Chairman Kline, Ranking Member Scott and Other Members of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce:
Business Roundtable Chairman Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T Inc., today announced the selection of Wes Bush, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Northrop Grumman Corporation, to serve as Vice Chair of the Business Roundtable Education and Workforce Committee. Rex Tillerson, Chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil, is Chair of the Education and Workforce Committee.
Dear Senators Alexander and Murray: We are very pleased that both the House and Senate have expressed a strong desire to reauthorize the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), the current version of the Elementary And Secondary Education Act (ESEA), early in this congressional session.
The skills gap is real and is a significant problem, the CEOs of major U.S. corporations said today at an event in Washington hosted by Business Roundtable and Change the Equation. The finding is part of a survey of the memberships on U.S. STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Skills, conducted earlier this year.
Business Roundtable welcomes the Department of Education's draft rule for its focus on preparing teachers for low-performing schools.