ERIC Number: EJ752612
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct-18
Big Business Going to Bat for NCLB: Competitiveness Is Cited as Reason to Retain Law
Hoff, David J.
Education Week, v26 n8 p1, 24 Oct 2006
Large companies and major business groups are known for hiring well-heeled lobbyists to push for their interests, especially in such areas as tax and spending laws. Their federal lobbying presence on education issues has been relatively modest. The author discusses the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable--two prominent Washington-based groups representing business owners and chief executives of large corporations, respectively and other business organizations' interests in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). They are pushing for changes in other areas of pre-K-12 education, such as improving mathematics and science education, expanding instruction in foreign languages and international issues, and offering preschool to all families that want it. Competitiveness is cited as reason to retain NCLB. The author discusses the U.S. Business community's education agenda--one that extends from preschool to college.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Business, School Business Relationship, Lobbying, Politics of Education, Economic Factors, Educational Improvement, Science Education, Mathematics Education, Second Languages, Global Education, Preschool Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Competition, Accountability
Editorial Projects in Education. 6935 Arlington Road Suite 100, Bethesda, MD 20814-5233. Tel: 800-346-1834; Tel: 301-280-3100; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.edweek.org/info/about/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001