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New York's Business Leaders Support Common Core

With the majority of New York State students failing to meet the new standard, the Common Core certainly has its critics. But according to GothamSchools, leaders in New York's business community are lending support to the test, citing a study that a one percent gain in college readiness rates reaps $17 billion in economic dividends:

Forty CEOs from across New York signed on to a letter arguing that the state should not slow down its implementation of the Common Core learning standards, which includes testing students and evaluating teachers based in part on student performance. The new standards are necessary if state high schools are to produce graduates ready to work, they said.

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