WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce will release the results of its first state-by-state education report card on Wednesday, February 28th. The Chamber compared the quality of K-12 education in all 50 states and the District of Columbia in 9 key areas and gave each state a letter grade in each area. This report card provides a benchmark on which to base recommendations for improvement and track each state’s future success. The Chamber partnered with the Center for American Progress and Frederick M. Hess of the American Enterprise Institute in preparing the report card.
Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue and Center for American Progress President John Podesta will give remarks. They will be followed by a panel of experts who will describe the results, methodology, and recommendations in further detail. Donohue, Podesta and panel members will take questions following their remarks.
Wednesday, February 28, 2007 10:00 a.m.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Headquarters
1615 H St. N.W. Washington, D.C.
Credentialed members of the media are invited to attend.