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CONTACT: Susan Traiman
Business Coalition Hosts Education Innovators Panel on No Child Left Behind Act
Washington, DC – The Business Coalition for Student Achievement, representing business leaders from every sector of the economy, today gathered innovative education reform leaders to discuss strategies helping to achieve the goals of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The panel discussion included Mike Feinberg, Co-Founder, Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP); Christopher Barbic, Founder and Head, YES Prep Public Schools; Jon Schnur, Founder and CEO, New Leaders for New Schools; Tim Daly, President, The New Teacher Project; and Wendy Kopp, CEO and Founder, Teach For America.
“It is imperative that educators work with parents and the business community to make progress in educating our students,” said Mike Feinberg, Co-Founder, Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP).
“The business community is proud to join with education leaders to highlight how the No Child Left Behind Act is working to help bolster accountability and strengthen our nation’s education system to prepare students for an increasingly competitive workplace,” said Jacque Johnson, Executive Director, Education & Workforce Development Policy U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
“NCLB is one of the vital tools needed to transform the U.S. education system and enhance our nation’s workforce and competitiveness,” added Susan Traiman, Director of Education and Workforce Policy for the Business Roundtable. "But positive change depends on both policy and people. The five reformers we heard from today demonstrate the difference that leaders and teachers are making in our schools."
BCSA also recently released “Top Ten Myths About No Child Left Behind,” a brochure that dispels the most common myths around NCLB. To download a copy, or for more information on the Business Coalition for Student Achievement, visit biz4achievement.org.
The Business Coalition for Student Achievement – representing business leaders from every sector of the economy – is committed to supporting policies that improve the performance of the K-12 education system in the United States. The Coalition is co-chaired by Craig R. Barrett, Chairman of Intel; Arthur F. Ryan, Chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial, Inc.; and Edward B. Rust Jr., Chairman and CEO of State Farm, and is coordinated by Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.