Education has always been an important part of the American fabric. The right to a free education is one of the founding principles of this great land. Our kids are the future of this great country, and many great young minds are currently attending our colleges and universities in order to make their way to the top of the business world someday. Here are a few guys who believe that schools should be taking better care of their students.
“The release is signed by Craig Barrett, former board chairman of the Intel Corporation; William Green, chairman and former chief executive officer of Accenture; and, Ed Rust, chairman and chief executive officer of State Farm; in their joint capacity as co-chairmen of the Business Coalition for Student Achievement. The coalition is part of the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies that has relentlessly pushed standardized test-based school reform for decades.
Here’s the statement, which shows that the coalition doesn’t think the bill is tough enough:
“The Business Coalition for Student Achievement, a coalition of leading CEOs, is pleased to see the Senate working in a bipartisan fashion to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The legislation passed [last Thursday] by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions includes such important provisions as ensuring state-driven college- and career-ready standards, reform of the lowest performing high schools, and additional language that was added in Committee on public school choice.”
Here in Orange County we rely on an extensive network of volunteers in our Elementary and High Schools to support Fundraising for sports, theater,band and other school activities. Many of those volunteers come from the ranks of the corporations located in Orange County. We thank them, and their families for the support of our schools, and we credit them for the fact that many of our schools are among the highest ranked in Orange County. Despite legislation that may or may not get passed at a National level, we strive for excellence in the Orange County School Districts..