The Business Coalition for Student Achievement - representing business leaders from every sector of the economy - believes that improving the performance of the K-12 education system in the United States is necessary to provide a strong foundation for both U.S. competitiveness and for individuals to succeed in our rapidly changing world.

As employers, we understand the important role that the U.S. business community has to play in ensuring that the American education system prepares our youth to meet the challenges of higher education and the workplace. We are committed to working with all stakeholders - policymakers, educators, parents and students - on this essential task.

The Coalition views the No Child Left Behind Act as one of the critical tools needed to transform U.S. education. We are committed to working with Congress and the Administration to strengthen and improve NCLB provisions and funding, while respecting the fundamental features of this historic education law that are designed to raise student achievement and close achievement gaps.

Ensuring that all students graduate academically prepared for college, citizenship and the 21st century workplace - there is perhaps no greater job the U.S. business community can undertake.

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The Business Coalition for Student Achievement is co-chaired by Craig R. Barrett, Former Chairman of Intel, William D. Green, CEO of Accenture, and Edward B. Rust Jr., Chairman and CEO of State Farm. The Coalition is coordinated by Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

State Waivers
36 states plus DC have been approved for waivers from No Child Left Behind (NCLB).
Click here for a complete list of state waivers and more details.

States that have accepted waivers for No Child Left Behind requirements.

Additional information is available at www.ed.gov/esea/flexibility.