MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Business Council of Alabama President and CEO William J. Canary issued the following statement following the 5-3 vote of the Senate Education and Youth Affairs Committee to favorably report SB 101 by Sen. Rusty Glover, R-Semmes, that would repeal Alabama’s College and Career-Ready Standards:
“This issue was politically litigated during the 2014 election cycle and the verdict came back to leave our standards alone,” Canary said. “The standards are benchmarks of proficiency in mathematics and English language arts that will better prepare Alabama students for success after graduation. When it comes to education, the BCA has a long history of supporting policies that put students first and will prepare them to enter college or the workforce. That’s why Alabama’s College and Career-Ready Standards are of paramount importance.”
The Business Council of Alabama is Alabama’s foremost voice for business. The BCA is a non-partisan statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 15, 2015
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