LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY

Education

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Jason O’Rouke

Senior Director Public Policy & Federal Affairs
Georgia Chamber of Commerce

jorouke@gachamber.com

Background

An important objective of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce is to team with local businesses, chambers and communities, state officials and other organizations to build the nation’s best workforce and ensure employers have the talent they need to stay competitive. We believe strategies that link education and workforce development in a seamless system and the embedding of skills-based learning into academic instruction are vital to that objective.

The Chamber supports:

  • Efforts to maintain rigorous academic standards that work in concert with national and international standards while supporting teachers and students as needed to ensure these standards are met.
  • Reforming Georgia’s K-12 funding formula to ensure funds are invested more efficiently and effectively to improve student outcomes and increase transparency.
  • Sustain and improve Georgia’s student information system, tracking performance through high school and beyond to measure the progress and achievement of students, teachers, schools and school systems while establishing statewide security protocols to protect student privacy.
  • Attract, train and retain high-quality teachers, especially in high-demand subject areas, and to link teacher compensation with improvements in student performance.
  • Create public and private-sector incentives that, with appropriate accountability, empower students to attend the public or private school of their choice.
  • Prepare students for life and work through early introduction of critical workforce competencies such as leadership, teamwork, communication and time management.
  • Efforts to improve workforce readiness in order to improve lives and promote economic mobility and prosperity.

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Position

An important objective of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce is to team with local businesses, chambers and communities, state officials and other organizations to build the nation’s best workforce and ensure employers have the talent they need to stay competitive. We believe strategies that link education and workforce development in a seamless system and the embedding of skills-based learning into academic instruction are vital to that objective.

Key Priorities

  • Ensure K-12 education funds are invested more efficiently and effectively to improve student outcomes and increase transparency.
  • Maintain college and career-ready standards in K-12 public education to promote a more globally competitive workforce.

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