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Tucson Business Community Rallies for Improved Skilled Workforce

January 22, 2013

In the Tucson Sentinel article, “Business Leaders: Common Core Standards Will Improve Workforce,” business leaders assembled before the joint session of the House committees on education and commerce on January 16, 2013, to tell state policymakers that the Common Core Standards will help advance the workforce and advocate for Standards funding.  Cathleen Barton, southwest regional education manager for Intel Corp., said the rigorous expectations set forth in the Common Core curriculum will allow Arizona’s business community to compete on a global level. “This is about an economic development problem and an opportunity, in which case, education is part of the solution, as opposed to this being an education problem that Common Core is going to solve.”

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