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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: When it comes to Education, Honesty is the Best Policy

“Unfortunately, there are people who we know will ‘bend the truth’ to benefit their own self-interest. It may come as a surprise that our education system has been doing this for years,” says a blog post from the Chamber of Commerce Foundation. The post goes on to say:

“State tests are intended to provide educators, parents, and other stakeholders a snapshot of how schools are doing in educating kids. Sadly, the majority of states were actually lowering the bar to ensure more kids could “excel”. But, when these same kids moved on to postsecondary education or the workforce, they realized they were less than prepared.”

Read more about why the Chamber of Commerce supports high standards.