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For Release — December 10, 2015

Business Council statement on Common Core Task Force Report

ALBANY, N.Y.—“While we have yet to fully digest today’s report from the Common Core Task Force, we are hopeful that these proposed changes will once again allow us to put our childrens’ education first,” said Heather C. Briccetti, president and CEO of The Business Council of New York State, Inc. “Whether you agree with the Common Core or not, it is clear that our students are not receiving the education they need and higher standards must not be rolled back. Hopefully, this report will change the conversation and unite parents, teachers, and stakeholders behind the goal of giving our kids the skills necessary to compete in the 21st Century.”

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