Business Roundtable is an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies working to promote a thriving economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy.
Business Roundtable supports policies that will support a world-class workforce equipped with the knowledge and skills needed to help America lead in global innovation, drive robust economic growth and foster job creation. We are committed to ensuring all students and workers are prepared to work and ready to succeed.
Recent Activities in Education & Workforce
Senate passage of ESSA marks a historic moment in the nation’s longstanding commitment to ensuring all students are ready to succeed in college, career and military service.
Today’s House vote marks a milestone moment toward fulfilling the nation’s promise of a high-quality education for all American students. This legislation contains a number of important provisions that will hold schools accountable for the education they provide.
Passage of this legislation would mark a historic moment in our nation’s longstanding commitment to ensuring all students are ready to succeed in college, career or military service.
Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, states will have more discretion than under No Child Left Behind, but they will be responsible for working within federal guardrails to design systems that assure genuine equity and excellence for all students.
Business Roundtable released a series of video testimonials from member CEOs who discuss the impact the skills gap has had on their businesses and outline the steps they are taking to help close the gap.